Research Trends – Elsevier – Issue 27, March 2012

29/03/2012 – 2:28 pm

‘This issue of Research Trends focuses on the measurement of societal impact of research. Research performance is a multi-dimensional concept. Scientific impact is always a key dimension of measurement; however, there are many other ways in which research can be useful for society. Hence, an increasing amount of researchers and research managers underline the importance of measuring the technological, social, economic and cultural impact of science. For the measurement of scientific and technological impact bibliometric methods are available based on research publications and patents. But, how does one measure the various forms of societal impact?’

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