عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: In this study the history and definitions of bibliometrics have been described. Then, the current state of this field has been reviewed in ISI database.
Methodology: To do this, data available in ISI database were consulted.
Findings: Findings show that Glanzel has produced 41 documents and thus is the most productive author in this database. According to findings, USA with production of 453 documents stands in the highest rank in all nations. Findings also show that Leiden University has produced 78 articles and therefore stands as the first university in this regard. The documents regarding bibliometrics in ISI database have been written in 11 languages. In this regard, 1503 documents have been written in English language. Scientometrics Journal has published 111 documents relating to bibliometrics. 213 documents have been written by researchers in the field of Library and Information Science. The most productive year for bibliometrics studies is the year 2007.
Conclusions: Term “bibliometrics” has significantly developed compared to other metrics terms