Topical Impact Analysis: A New Informetric Indicator for the Assessment of a Scientific Institution

This paper presents new specific values regarding the topical impact analysis. These values make comprehensible statements that provide concrete comparative output to describe the differences between an initial topical map and an impact map. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the topical scope any institution has with its output. The Know-Center, an institute for knowledge technology in Graz, acts as a case study. To collect the citations, we used the reference search at Scopus. All publications of the Know-Center from 1st January 2003 until 31th December 2012 have been covered. According to the study, there is a high rate of new topics in the impact whereat durable topics have a higher occurrence comparing to the Know-Center’s output.

Keywords: Topical impact analysis, Informetric indicator, Scientific institution, Citation, Topic.

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