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Over the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed an increase in the diversity of data sources which can be used for bibliometric analysis. Launched in 2018, the Dimensions database is a relative newcomer to the bibliometric space, but unavoidable due to the sheer size and heterogeneity of the sources: the database contains more than 109 million scholarly papers, 40 million patents, as well as datasets, grants, clinical trials, and policy documents. It indexes all scholarly documents that have a Digital ...

Quantitative Science Studies was launched on January 14, 2019 following the collective resignation of the Editorial Board from the Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics. Thirteen months later, the journal released its first full issue, featuring 17 regular research articles as well as a special issue on bibliographic data sources. The journal continues in full swing, with more than a dozen articles in early view and two special issues nearing completion.  The first issue includes an inaugural...

The editorial board of Quantitative Science Studies (QSS), the official journal of the ISSI society, has started a new two-year term. In order to further strengthen and diversify the board, a number of new board members have been appointed. We are pleased to announce that the following colleagues have accepted our invitation to join the editorial board of QSS: Rodrigo Costas (Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands) Cinzia Daraio (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy) Santo Fortunato (In...

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