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The Scientometrician

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Schubert A, Braun T, Small H, Sweeney E, and Narin F. Four out of the five authors were the recipient of Derek John de Solla Price award. Sweeney E is the only anomaly, and I couldn’t find information about him either. So, if you know about him, please leave a comment.

The following information about the other four authors are taken from the ISSI website.

Schubert A – András Schubert (Hungary) received the award in 1993. He is Senior Scientist at the Institute for Science Policy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest (Hungary). and also the Editor of the journal Scientometrics.

Braun T – Tibor Braun (Hungary) received the award in 1986. He is director of the Information Science and Scientometric Research Unit (ISSRU) at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor of Chemistry at the Loránd Eötvös University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Scientometrics since its first appearance in 1978.

Small H – Henry Small (USA) received the award in 1987 together with Vasily V. Nalimov. He is Chief Scientist and Director of Research Service Group at Thomson ISI. Henry Small received several Awards including the JASIS Best Paper Award in 1987, and in 1998, the Award of Merit from the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST). He has been named the sixth President of ISSI for the period of four years in 2003.

Narin F – Francis Narin (USA) received the award in 1988. He established CHI in 1968, an internationally recognized research consultancy specializing in developing evaluation tools and indicators for science and technology analysis. Narin is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on science and technology analysis. He started with the analysis of science in the 1970s, before developing evaluations of patents in the 1980s and later, in the 1990s, analyzing linkage between science and technology.

So, that’s about some of the top scientometricians.

In relation to my previous post, I found out that Olle Persson has written an article ‘A bibliometric view of Scientometrics‘ using the data until 1999, which also listed the top cited publication in Scientometrics.


Written by Mat

October 20, 2007 at 10:48 pm

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