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This essay was originally published in the Current Contents print editions July 18, 1994, when Thomson Reuters was known as the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
This essay was originally published in the Current Contents print editions May 23, 1994, when Thomson Reuters was known as the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
To Explore the impact of the regional content (commented on by James Testa, Vice President, Editorial Development & Publisher Relations), download the essay.
The essay reviews the geographical spread and changes to the representation of journals in Web of Science.
Using Bibliometrics: A Guide to Evaluating Research Performance with Citation Data
"A library faced with collection decisions, a foundation making funding choices, or a government office weighing national research needs must rely on expert analysis of scientific research performance."
Using Bibliometrics in Evaluating Research
"If you can measure that of which you speak, and can express it by a number, you know something of your subject; but if you cannot measure it, your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory."
— William Thomson, Lord Kelvin