Is it possible to measure science? V. V. Nalimov's research in scientometrics

Authors
Citation
Yv. Granovsky, Is it possible to measure science? V. V. Nalimov's research in scientometrics, SCIENTOMETR, 52(2), 2001, pp. 127-150
Citations number
53
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Library & Information Science
Journal title
SCIENTOMETRICS
ISSN journal
0138-9130 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
127 - 150
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(200110)52:2<127:IIPTMS>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
This article is devoted to. the scientometric research of Professor V. V, N alimov ( 1910-1997) of Moscow State University, His first scientometric art icle was published in 1959: mathematical models of world science growth wer e examined and logical grounds for the applicability of these models were a lso given, In his further works, V.V. Nalimov continued to stress the impor tance of quantitative studies of science development. In 1969, the monograp h on scientometrics by V. V. Nalimov and his co-author Z. M. Mulchenko was published. This book reflected his earlier publications on scientometrics a nd the solutions of new tasks. In 1970, Nalimov published articles on the c omparison of science and the biosphere, the geographic distribution of scie ntific information, and changes in the demand of scientific staff. In later articles in philosophy of science, he stressed the necessity of a combinat ion of the scientometric approach with works on the logic of science develo pment. One of the latest works by Nalimov was an analysis of articles publi shed by The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology: Here the scientometric app roach was used to study the origin and development of a new scientific bran ch.