Exploring the impact of scholarly journals in social sciences and humanities upon patentable technology

Felix De Moya-Anegon, Carmen Lopez-Illescas, Vicente Guerrero-Bote, Henk F. Moed

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of papers published in scientific-scholarly journals upon patentable technology as reflected in examiner- or inventor-given citations in patents to the scientific literature. It analyses data created by SCImago Research Group linking PATSTAT’s scientific non-patent references (SNPRs) to source documents indexed in Scopus. The frequency of patent citations to journal papers is calculated per year, institutional sector, subject field and “top” journal. PATSTAT/Scopus-based statistics are compared to those derived from Web of Science/USPTO linkage. In addition, the current paper analyses the impact of research publications in selected journals covering four subject fields of social sciences and humanities (SS&H): informetrics/scientometrics, history of science, music and education. Looking behind the numbers, it presents typical examples of the titles of citing patents and cited papers, and word clouds of these titles. The analysed SS&H fields and journals do generate impact upon technology. It is proposed to further develop ways to combine impact numbers with citation content and context analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages744-755
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9788833811185
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Publication series

Name17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/195/09/19

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