Scientometrics (journal)

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Edited byWolfgang Glänzel
Publication details
2.770 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Scientometrics
ISSN0138-9130 (print)
1588-2861 (web)
OCLC no.4846912

Scientometrics is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the field of scientometrics. It publishes original studies, short communications, review papers, letters to the editor, and book reviews. It is published by Akadémiai Kiadó and Springer Science+Business Media and was established in 1978. Its founder and first editor-in-chief was Tibor Braun.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 2.867.[7]

Plagiarism case[edit]

Jeffrey Beall reported that the editor of Scientometrics initially reacted indifferently to the discovery of extended word-for-word plagiarism in a 2013 article.[8] The authors in question had copied material from a source and provided a citation, but had not used quotation marks. In the end, the article was retracted.[9]


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  9. ^ Akhmat, Ghulam; Zaman, Khalid; Shukui, Tan; Ahmed, Tauseef (26 September 2013). "RETRACTED ARTICLE: Educational reforms and internationalization of universities: evidence from major regions of the world". Scientometrics. 98 (3): 2185–2205. doi:10.1007/s11192-014-1305-8.

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