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Title: The objectives, design and selection process of the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database for the Social Sciences and Humanities (VABB-SHW)
Authors: Verleysen, Frederik
Ghesquière, Pol
Engels, Tim
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Portland Press Ltd
Series Title: Wenner-Gren International Series vol:87
Host Document: Bibliometrics: Use and abuse in the review of research performance pages:117-127
Article number: 12
Abstract: The present chapter introduces the goals, design and procedure of the
VABB-SHW (Vlaams Academisch Bibliografisch Bestand voor de Sociale en
Humane Wetenschappen/Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database for the Social
Sciences and Humanities). After briefly sketching the background and history
of the systems for university funding in Flanders (Belgium) and other European
countries, we discuss the design and procedure of the VABB-SHW itself. By
highlighting some major publication patterns in the SSH (social sciences and
humanities) as reflected by the data contained in the VABB-SHW, we thereafter
illustrate how the Flemish database is adapted to, and further evolving towards,
reliably capturing the diverse publication output of the SSH as practised at Flemish
universities. Finally, focusing on book publications, we make a comparison with
the selection process in the Scandinavian countries.
ISBN: 9781855781955
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
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