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Reflections on Tools and Methods for Differentiated Assessments of Individual Scientists, Groups of Scientists and Scientific Journals

Published on Aug 30, 2019in Journal of Data and Information Science
路 DOI :10.2478/jdis-2019-0011
RonaldRousseau41
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(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Xiaolin Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
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