Glänzel W, Schlemmer B,Schubert A, Thijs B. 2006. Proceedings literature as additional data source for bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics 68(3):457-73
Proceedings of scientific meetings are important sources of scholarly communication and supplement journal literature in basic and applied sciences. In some fields of engineering they seem to be even more important than publishing in periodicals. This study analyses the weight of proceedings literature in all fields of sciences, social sciences and humanities through the ISI Proceedings database; it also explores information about conference location for the analysis of bibliometrically relevant aspects of information flow.