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Measuring the scientific impact of e-research infrastructures : a citation based approach? / Jonkers, K.; Derrick, G. E.; Lopez-Illescas, C.; Van den Besselaar, P.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 101, No. 2, 11.2014, p. 1179-1194.

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Jonkers, K, Derrick, GE, Lopez-Illescas, C & Van den Besselaar, P 2014, 'Measuring the scientific impact of e-research infrastructures: a citation based approach?', Scientometrics, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 1179-1194. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1411-7

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Jonkers, K., Derrick, G. E., Lopez-Illescas, C., & Van den Besselaar, P. (2014). Measuring the scientific impact of e-research infrastructures: a citation based approach? Scientometrics, 101(2), 1179-1194. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-014-1411-7

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Jonkers, K. ; Derrick, G. E. ; Lopez-Illescas, C. ; Van den Besselaar, P. / Measuring the scientific impact of e-research infrastructures : a citation based approach?. In: Scientometrics. 2014 ; Vol. 101, No. 2. pp. 1179-1194.

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