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A bibliometric analysis of the literature of chemoinformatics

Willett, P. (2008) A bibliometric analysis of the literature of chemoinformatics. Aslib Proceedings, 60 (1). pp. 4-17. ISSN 0001-253X

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Purpose: To analyse the literature of chemoinformatics, a subject that has arisen over the last few years and that draws on techniques from a range of disciplines, most notably chemistry (particularly computational and medicinal chemistry), computer science and information science.

Method: Subject, author and citation searches of (principally) the Web of Knowledge database.

Findings: The Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (previously the Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences) is the core journal for the subject, but with many significant papers being published in journals whose principal focus is molecular modelling, quantitative structure-activity relationships or more general aspects of chemistry. The discipline is international in scope, and many of the most cited papers describe software packages that play a key role in modern chemoinformatics research

Originality: This is the first bibliometric study of chemoinformatics, and one of only a very few that consider the bibliometrics of computational chemistry more generally.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is an author produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: author productivity, bibliometrics, cheminformatics, chemoinformatics, citation analysis
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > The Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008 14:17
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012530810847335
Status: Published
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1108/00012530810847335
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4702

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