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Ismael Rafols
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Selected publications

Article

Chavarro Bohorquez, Diego Andres and Rafols, Ismael (2017) To what extent is publishing in the Web of Science an indicator of journal quality? Research Evaluation. ISSN 0958-2029 (Accepted)

Chavarro, Diego, Tang, Puay and Ràfols, Ismael (2017) Why researchers publish in non-mainstream journals: training, knowledge bridging, and gap filling. Research Policy, 46 (9). pp. 1666-1680. ISSN 0048-7333

Chavarro Bohorquez, Diego Andres and Rafols, Ismael (2017) Why researchers publish in non-mainstream journals: training, knowledge bridging, and gap filling. Research Policy, 46 (9). pp. 1666-1680. ISSN 0048-7333

Rotolo, Daniele, Rafols, Ismael, Hopkins, Michael and Leydesdorff, Loet (2017) Strategic intelligence on emerging technologies: scientometric overlay mapping. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68 (1). pp. 214-233. ISSN 2330-1635

Ciarli, Tommaso, Coad, Alex and Rafols, Ismael (2015) Quantitative analysis of technology futures: a review of techniques, uses and characteristics. Science and Public Policy, 43 (5). pp. 630-645. ISSN 0302-3427

Rafols, Ismael, Hopkins, Michael M, Hoekman, Jarno, Siepel, Josh, O'Hare, Alice, Perianes-Rodríguez, Antonio and Nightingale, Paul (2014) Big Pharma, little science? A bibliometric perspective on Big Pharma’s R&D decline. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 81. pp. 22-38. ISSN 0040-1625

Leydesdorff, Loet, Rotolo, Daniele and Rafols, Ismael (2012) Bibliometric perspectives on medical innovation using the medical subject Headings of PubMed. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63 (11). pp. 2239-2253. ISSN 1532-2890

Rafols, Ismael, Leydesdorff, Loet, O'Hare, Alice, Nightingale, Paul and Stirling, Andy (2012) How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinary research: a comparison between Innovation Studies and Business & Management. Research Policy, 41 (7). pp. 1262-1282. ISSN 0048-7333

Rafols, Ismael and Meyer, Martin (2010) Diversity and network coherence as indicators of interdisciplinarity: case studies in bionanoscience. Scientometrics, 82 (2). pp. 263-287. ISSN 0138-9130

Rafols, Ismael (2007) Strategies for knowledge acquisition in bionanotechnology. Innovation / Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 20 (4). pp. 395-413. ISSN 1351-1610

Rafols, Ismael and Meyer, Martin (2007) How cross-disciplinary is bionanotechnology? Explorations in the specialty of molecular motors. Scientometrics, 70 (3). pp. 633-650. ISSN 0138-9130

Conference or Workshop Item

Lang, Frédérique, Rafols, Ismael and Hopkins, Michael (2016) Knowledge integration through collaboration: building indicators using the Diversity/coherence and Proximity frameworks. In: 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI): Peripheries, frontiers and beyond, 14-16 Sep 2016, Valéncia, Spain.

Lang, Frédérique, Hopkins, Michael, Molas-Gallart, Jordi, Rafols, Ismael and Tang, Puay (2016) Towards a novel method of research evaluation: tracking proximity change in translational research projects. In: SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference: Transforming innovation, 7-9 Sep 2016, Brighton.

Lang, Frédérique, Hopkins, Michael, Molas-Gallart, Jordi, Rafols, Ismael and Tang, Puay (2016) Towards a novel method of research evaluation: tracking proximity change in translational research projects. In: 2016 Eu-SPRI Conference: exploring new avenues for innovation and research policies, 7-10 Jun 2016, Lund, Sweden.

Reports and working papers

Davé, Anoushka, Hopkins, Michael, Hutton, Joshua, Krčál, Adam, Kolarz, Peter, Martin, Ben, Nielsen, Kalle, Rafols, Ismael, Rotolo, Daniele, Simmonds, Paul and Stirling, Andrew (2016) Landscape review of interdisciplinary research in the UK. Project Report. HEFCE.

Adams, Jonathan, Hopkins, Michael, Rafols, Ismael, Rotolo, Daniele, Stirling, Andrew and Digital Science, (2015) The value of structural diversity: assessing diversity for a sustainable research base. Technical Report. Digital Science, London.

Rotolo, Daniele, Rafols, Ismael, Hopkins, Michael and Leydersdorff, Loet (2014) Scientometric mapping as a strategic intelligence tool for the governance of emerging technologies. Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.

Chavarro Bohorquez, Diego, Tang, Puay and Rafols, Ismael (2013) Interdisciplinarity and research on local issues: evidence from a developing country. Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.