The role of trade literature in the communication system


Steyn, F. van and Rip, A. (1988) The role of trade literature in the communication system. Scientometrics, 13 . pp. 81-91. ISSN 01389130

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Abstract:Bibliometric methods in general undervalue technological research. This study examines the relation in literature between technological/industrial journals and scientific journals in the case of the plastics industry and polymer science. Trade-journals cannot be used in a straightforward bibliometric manner, but can be an aid in mapping the different groups and reveal the lsquohiddenrsquo communication between technological and scientific communities.
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