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- n. The scientific measurement of the work of scientists, especially by way of analysing their publications and the citations within them
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In chapter 7, Measuring the size of science, he makes the case for scientometrics - an econometric-type view of science.
[Speaking of which, I should link to this Current Science editorial by P.of.P. Balaram saying some nasty things about scientometrics.]
books from a father of scientometrics and a great in the early days of STS.