Use of Bibliometrics as a Technology Watch Technique. Application to the Analysis of the Recent Developments of the Photocatalysis
Reports the usefulness of bibliometrics - analysis of publications - as a technology watch technique. The R&D productivity between two competing technologies can easily be compared and an unbiased analysis carried out, recent developments in renewable energy technologies can be identified, R&D trends can be analysed and identified as areas which are most active and those which are becoming important. The study is concerned with publications relating to photocatalysis, but the technique could be used in any area of research to yield important information, for example, in identifying priority research areas.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18131 EN (1998) 32pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra
Record Number: 199910670 / Last updated on: 1999-04-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en