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Rethinking bibliometric data concerning gender studies: a response to Söderlund and Madison

Silje Lundgren (), Margrit Shildrick and David Lawrence
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Silje Lundgren: Linköping University
Margrit Shildrick: Linköping University
David Lawrence: Linköping University

Scientometrics, 2015, vol. 105, issue 3, 1389-1398

Abstract: Abstract Comment to the article ‘Characteristics of gender studies publications: A bibliometric analysis based on a Swedish population database’ by Therese Söderlund and Guy Madison (Scientometrics, 2015). From the position of relevant expertise within gender studies and bibliometrics, this text offers a critique of the present study and some suggestions of alternative ways forward. It analyses (1) the object of study of the article (the terms used to denominate the field, keywords and methods to make sample selection), (2) technical issues and the question of language in relation to international citations and impact factor, and (3) the views presented in the article regarding gender studies and political ideology.

Keywords: Gender studies; Knowledge production; Feminist theory; Intersectionality; Transdisciplinary (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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