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Actu_Thematic Session 2015

Conscious of the benefits but also of the dangers linked to the development of bibliometrics within Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), the International Union of Academies strongly advocates for bibliometrics adapted to the specificities of SSH while taking into account the format publication (monographs, collective volumes, conference proceedings, Festschriften, etc.) and the linguistic diversity. These specificities are not a backward looking residue that will disappear in favour of practice believed to be more effective, but consubstantial with the SSH richness, namely the plurality of perspectives and the sense of nuances.

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