Modelling the Growth of Literature in the Area of Chemical Sciences
Library Herald Year : 2003, Volume : 41, Issue : 4 First page : ( 225) Last page : ( 239) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Modelling the Growth of Literature in the Area of Chemical Sciences
Abstract The article reviews the different approaches for studying the growth of scientific knowledge, as reflected by publications. It studies and explores the applicability of selected growth models in the growth of the world research output in the form of papers, patents and books in the field of chemical sciences during 1907–1999. Also studies the criteria on which growth models are to be selected for their possible applications in the field of chemical science literature.