Quantitative Science Studies is the official open access journal of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI). It publishes theoretical and empirical research on science and the scientific workforce. Emphasis is placed on studies that provide insight into the system of science, general laws of scientific work, scholarly communication, science indicators, science policy, and the scientific workforce.
Submissions are encouraged from a range of disciplinary orientations, as long as science remains the object of inquiry. Science is defined broadly as systematic inquiry that contributes to knowledge generation. Empirical studies of the humanities and social sciences are considered within scope. Studies that propose or test novel methodological approaches are also considered. Applications of preexisting methods to a given domain are considered only if they present novel contributions to the understanding of science.
Quantitative Science Studies was established in early 2019. The editors and editorial board members of the journal previously held editorial positions at Journal of Informetrics, from which they resigned in early 2019.
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