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1 Introduction Bibliometrics—the quantitative study of publications and citations—can be a useful resource for social sciences and humanities (SSH) research beyond its role in research evaluation and funding-schemes ( Scharnhorst & Garfield, 2010 ). From a sociology of science perspective, it enables us to understand the size and growth of disciplines in terms of number of publications and researchers, as well as changes in dissemination and citation patterns. Additionally, bibliometrics can be used to study the intellectual base, development and exchange of

, and Van Hooydonk (2000) . The most generous to co-authors in present use is the “total author counting” method ( Egghe et al., 2000 ). This method gives one publication credit to each co-author and so—in effect—an n -authored publication is valued at n . Citation counts are often used as a proxy measure of value or impact. In bibliometric discussions of individual articles, the citation counts of article are compared. If an article's value is its citation count, then the value is split among co-authors. In contrast, if each co-author is credited with the full

1 Introduction Performance and efficiency evaluation is an essential but challenging task for managers in fields ranging from science to business. Therefore, in bibliometrics, several citation indicators, including intuitive indicators such as total and average citation counts and extended indicators such as the impact factor (IF) ( Garfield, 1972 ) and h -index ( Hirsch, 2005 ) have been designed to evaluate the academic performance of a university or researcher or other units. Narin, Noma, and Perry (1987) first used patents as an indicator for measuring the

scientific methods to explore nursing research hotspots and help nursing researchers identify a suitable research direction, so as to promote the development of the nursing discipline. Bibliometric indicators, as the indicators that are used to objectively and quantitatively evaluate the performances and research patterns of authors, journals, countries, and research institutions, 4 , 5 are widely used in various research fields. 6 They can reveal key issues, the latest developments, current gaps, and future directions of a specific research area. 7 A “Hotspot,” or


The article aims to identify scientific research areas within which the subject matter of binge drinking in relation to services is addressed, based on bibliometric data analysis characterising scientific publications indexed by the Scopus database. To achieve the aim, authors use different techniques of the bibliometric analysis with the support of the VOSviewer software. Results of the literature review on binge drinking show that harmful binge drinking behaviour is a subject of intervention services, which are undertaken by governmental and non-governmental institutions. As a theoretical contribution of the research part of the paper, it was proposed to qualify five categories containing the issue of binge drinking in relation to services, such as binge drinking consequences, the culture of alcohol consumption, alcohol versus risky sexual behaviours, alcohol intoxication and binge drinking, and the use of other substance among young people.

top g articles received together at least g 2 citations” ( Egghe, 2006 ). Just as the h-index, most of those h-related indicators have a static character that do not reflect the dynamics of bibliometrics. Despite its wide diffusion, the h-index ( Hirsch 2005 ) has received a lot of criticism and presents serious drawbacks ( Costas & Bordons, 2007 ; Waltman & Van Eck, 2012 ). The lack of differentiation and the lack of acknowledgement of highly-cited papers, have been criticized by many authoritative bibliometric scholars ( Bornmann, Mutz, & Daniel, 2008


In recent years, there has been a significant increase in interest in publishing articles in journals recorded by global databases, in particular the Web of Science ™ Core Collection, which indexes journals found in the Journal Citation Reports. The publication of results in these journals has a significant impact on the assessment of the achievements of researchers and scientific institutions.

Our study focused on the bibliometric analysis of two journals published by the Forest Research Institute: Forest Research Papers (Leśne Prace Badawcze) and Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry. The results of these analyses were used to develop theoretical indices for the editorial boards of these journals in terms of requirements for including both periodicals in the Journal Citation Reports.

The analysis covered the volumes published in 2000–2015 and the publication activity of the journals was evaluated on the basis of the numbers of articles, references, authors and journal citations. Bibliometric indicators such as the predicted Impact Factor, the Hirsch index, the Scimago Journal Rank and the Index Copernicus Value were used to evaluate the rank of the journals within the databases.

In the examined period, 65 volumes of Forest Research Papers were published, with an average of 31 articles per year containing about 14,000 references and almost 900 contributing authors. During the same time frame, 30 volumes of Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry were published, with an average of 14 articles per year. These articles included approximately 5,000 references and 600 authors. An increase in the bibliometric indicators for both journals was observed with the Impact Factor predicted to rise to 0.192 (Forest Research Papers) and 0.178 (Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry).

In order for the two examined journals to be included in the Journal Citation Reports the following requirements need to be met: (1) an increased number of articles published by authors with significant international authority in their field, (2) a greater number of researchers, especially from developed countries, in advisory boards, (3) more articles published in individual volumes to reach higher citation numbers in databases, and (4) promotion of the most cited articles.

. Kopnina (Ed.), Anthropology of environmental education. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY. Archambault, E., & Vignola-Gagné, E. (2004). The use of bibliometrics in the social sciences and humanities. Report prepared by Science Metrix for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Quebec, Science Metrix. Armstrong, C. M., & LeHew, M. L. A. (2011). Scrutinizing the explicit, the implicit, and the unsustainable: A model for holistic transformation of a course. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 13(2), 17-43. doi: 10.2478/v10099

intensive and the teaching intensive universities ( DTU, KU, & AU, 2008 ; CBS, AAU, & RUC, 2008 ), the institutions nevertheless managed to reach a compromise proposal which was presented in spring 2009 (Danske Universiteter, 2009). This proposal subsequently paved the way for the political decision which was taken June 30th, 2009—almost four years after the process was initiated ( VTU, 2009 ). The final political agreement was based almost entirely on the proposal of the Danish Universities and took the form of an expanded 50-40-10 model, where the bibliometric research

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