The first part of this article covered the early interests of scholars in law and psychology at the beginning of the 19th century. Since that time, scientometrics has matured and developed into a respected and recognized field in its own right.
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"Scientometrics from past to present: part two,"
Research Trends: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
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