Bibliometry and nanotechnology

a meta-analysis

Yasuyuki Motoyama, Matthew N. Eisler

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Abstract

As in other fields of science, bibliometry has become the primary method of gaging progress in nanotechnology. In the United States in the late 1990s, a period when policy makers were preparing the groundwork for what would become the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), bibliometry largely replaced expert interviews, then the standard method of assessing nanotechnology. However, such analyses of this sector have tended not to account for productivity. We hope to correct this oversight by integrating economic input and output measurements calculating academic publications divided by the number of researchers, and accounting for government investment in nanotechnology. When nanotechnology journal publication is measured in these ways, the U.S. is not the leader, as has been widely assumed. Rather, it lags behind Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1174-1182
Number of pages9
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume78
Issue number7
Early online date11 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • bibliometry
  • citation
  • country comparison
  • impact factor
  • metric
  • nanotechnology

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In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 78, No. 7, 30.09.2011, p. 1174-1182.

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