Sergio Salvatore, Chiara Pazzagli, Loredana Lucarelli, Omar Gelo, Francesca Giannone

Levels and factors of scientific productivity of academic italian system of psychology. A bibliometric analysis

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Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis; Scientific Productivity; Academic Italian System of Psychology; Scopus; SSD.

The survey concerns the bibliometric analysis of the scientific productivity of the 8 Scientific Areas in which the Academic Italian System of Psychology is subdivided (Settori Scientifico-Disciplinari, SSD). To this end, data were retrieved from the Scopus (available at March 2012), one of the most internationally representative scientific databases. Results shows that the Scientific Areas differ from each other with respect to productivity but they tend to show similar rates of growth. Moreover, the Scientific Areas show different organizational characteristics (extension of the collaborative networks, language of publication, number of the international co-authorships); these characteristics, in turn, were associated with different level of bibliometric performance.

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