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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

Bibliometric Characteristics of Political Science Research in Germany
Pei-Shan Chi

Tuesday, 3:30pm


This study investigates the publication, citation, and reference characteristics of items in political science with special attention to journal articles. By analyzing the complete 2003-2007 publication list of two top-ranking departments of political science in Germany, this study explores the publication behavior of German political scientists and also analyzes their citation and reference characteristics. According to the results of the study, we will be able to provide important knowledge to the process of evaluating research performance in such a local language oriented subfield in the social sciences.