Following the footnotes: A citation analysis of literature studies-New trends in eHumanities

Björn Hammarfelt, Visiting Fellow, KNAW eHumanities Group

DATE

January 6, 2011

Following the footnotes: A citation analysis of literature studies
I will present my PhD-project ‘Following the footnotes: A citation analysis of literature studies’ which investigates the problem area of bibliometrics and the humanities. The project has a twofold aim: first, to study if and how bibliometric methods can be used on the humanities, and second, to investigate what the use of bibliometric methods – and the results they bring – say about the limits of these methods. I would like to discuss both the theoretical framework of the project as well as methodical and empirical matters related to it. My thesis will consist of four articles and a ‘coat’ (Introduction, previous research, discussion). Two of the articles are published and available at links below.
• Referencing in the humanities and its implications for citation analysis, (JASIST, 2010)
• Interdisciplinarity and the intellectual base of literature studies: Citation analysis of highly cited monographs, Scientometrics (in press).