From Signtometrics to Scientometrics: A Cautionary Tale of Our Times
From Signtometrics to Scientometrics: A Cautionary Tale of Our Times
Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice. 2013. Dec, 1(4): 6-11
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  • Received : November 14, 2013
  • Accepted : November 25, 2013
  • Published : December 31, 2013
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Blaise Cronin

It is but a short journey from citation indexing to citation analysis and thence to evaluative bibliometrics. This paper outlines the path and describes how the time-honored practice of affixing bibliographic references to scholarly articles has paved the way for a culture of accounting to establish itself in contemporary academia.
I am grateful to Cassidy Sugimoto for comments.
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