Tracing thought through time and space: A selective review of bibliometrics in social work

Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker

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Abstract

Bibliometrics is a field of research that examines bodies of knowledge within and across disciplines. Citation analysis, a component of bibliometrics, focuses on the quantitative assessment of citation patterns within a body of literature. Citation analysis has been used in social work to examine the quantity and the impact of the work of individuals and academic institutions. This paper presents a selective review of these uses of bibliometrics within social work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-34
Number of pages34
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume41
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Citation analysis
  • Informetrics
  • Scientometrics
  • Social work education
  • Sociology of science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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