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This page provides relevant information on OECD work on scientometrics and bibliometrics. Scientometrics has been defined as the “quantitative study of science, communication in science, and science policy” (Hess, 1997). This field has has evolved over time from the study of indices for improving information retrieval from peer-reviewed scientific publications (commonly described as the “bibliometric” analysis of science) to cover other types of documents and information sources relating to science and technology. These sources can include data sets, web pages and social media. Scientometric indicators complement and contribute to OECD efforts to standardise, collect, report and analyse a wide range of science, technology and innovation activities by providing evidence on a selected set of S&T outcomes. 


Other examples of recent uses of bibliometric indicators at OECD include:

  • This document contains the final version of the OECD Compendium of Bibliometric Science Indicators. The report brings together a new collection of statistics depicting recent trends and the structure of scientific production across OECD countries and other major economies that supports indicators contained in the 2015 OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard. This report was prepared in partnership between the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) and the SCImago Research Group (CSIC, Spain).
  • The quality of scientific production, in the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Scoreboard 2015
    • Scientific exellence (figures 5455 and 56)
    • Knowledge flows and collaboration in science (figures 59 and 60)
    • Researchers on the move (figures 61 and 62)

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