bibliometricsnoun, plural in form but singular in construction
Definition of bibliometrics
: the application of statistical methods to the study of bibliographic data How many publishing scientists know anything at all about citation networks … bibliometrics, or even basic information retrieval?— Donald A. Windsor, Chemical & Engineering News, 18 Nov. 1974 Two of the primary concerns of information scientists have been information retrieval and bibliometrics.— Fred Lerner, The Story of Libraries, (1945) 1998 … growing scientific opportunities confront governments with increasingly tough choices of where to focus support. Bibliometrics appears to provide a powerful management tool to help make such decisions. — Lee Elliot Major, The Guardian (London), 16 June 1998
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