Research project When scientists publish they tell the world what their research is about, when, where and with whom it is produced. If we also study citation links we can say something about the impact of research. That is basically what bibliometrics is about.
Each year millions of papers and books are produced in science. Bibliometrics is a statistical technique that can be used to analyse this mass of information. Of course, we cannot really say what science is about without actually reading the texts of researchers. But, bibliometrics has a unique role in that it can give an overview of trends in science, scientific networks and the impact of research. These are things that one hardly can get in other ways. Bibliometrics can also be an important complement to peer reviews.