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Semiotics and evaluative bibliometrics

Blaise Cronin (School of Library and Information Science Indiana University at Bloomington)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

The reciprocal relationship between bibliographic references and citations in the context of the scholarly communication system is examined. Semiotic analysis of referencing behaviours and citation counting reveals the complexity of prevailing sign systems and associated symbolic practices.

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Cronin, B. (2000), "Semiotics and evaluative bibliometrics", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 440-453. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007123

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