The good, the bad and the ugly

What bibliometrics tells us about Romanian research




citations, Romania, research, bibliometrics


This study uses bibliometric indicators to show the evolution of Romanian research in the 2007-2015 interval. It focuses on the number of published citable items, citations received by these items and the relationship between these two indicators in order to highlight the trends that define Romanian research.


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How to Cite

Constantinescu, M. (2017). The good, the bad and the ugly: What bibliometrics tells us about Romanian research. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science, 13(1), 3–10.



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