The capital cities in the ten new European Union countries in selected bibliographic databases


Tomaz BARTOL ( Tomaž Bartol, T Bartol )a, Marjan HOČEVAR (Marjan Hocevar, M. Hocevar) b 




scientometrics  2005, vol. 65, no. 2, p. 173-187


0138-9130 (Paper) 1588-2861 (Online)

Document Type:

Research Article






The aim was to investigate the cities based on the author-affiliation data from Web of Science, Biosis Previews, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, Compendex / Inspec, Francis, Medline, Pascal, and Sociological Abstracts databases. Specifics of particular cities and publishing patterns and trends with reference to particular scietific disciplines (e.g. agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering, technology, medicine and biomedicine, sociology, social sciences, humanities) are studied. Characteristics of city-data collection with regard to retrieval accuracy are investigated. Databases are compared regarding document coverage and input consistency. A city as an emerging supranational unit is proposed as a scientometric object and indicator in its own right as a complement to the traditional notion of a country or a nation-state.




bibliographic databases, bibliometric analysis, bibliometrics, scientometric, classification, data analysis, data bases, databases, bibliograhy, bibliographies, ISI indicators, citations, citation analysis, research impact, Web of Knowledge, Science Citation Index, bias, data collection, documentation, indexing, information retrieval, information science, scientific information, journals, keywords, keywords, libraries, library research, library science, publications, science, scientometric analysis, scientometrics, subject headings, urban studies, cities, city, towns, affiliation, address, authors, authorship, agriculture, agronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, technology, medicine, biomedicine, sociology, social sciences, humanities, arts, interdisciplinary, crossdisciplinary, cross disciplinary, multidisciplinary research, supranationality, nation states, countries, social impact, social changes, international integration, integrations, Europe, EU, European Union, capitals, capital cities, Bratislava, Budapest, La Valletta, Ljubljana, Nicosia, Lefkosia, Prague, Praha, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw, Warszawa, Baltic states, countries, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, language, languages, population, document growth, trend, trends, decline, occurences, occurence, frequency, frequencies, input, globalisation, globalization, domestic, national literature, information scatter, mapping of science




a Chair of Information Science, Department of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
b Chair of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA



Source: Selected bibliography of scientific and research articles and other documents: agriculture, bibliometrics, scientometrics, information science, scientific information, documentation

Vir: Izbrana bibliografija znanstvenih člankov in drugih dokumentov