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Citation analysis for collection development: A study of international relations journal literature

Published on Jan 1, 2007in Library Collections Acquisitions & Technical Services 0.67
· DOI :10.1016/j.lcats.2007.11.001
Li Zhang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(MSU: Mississippi State University)
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By examining citations in international relations journal articles published between 2000 and 2005, this study reveals that international relations scholars more heavily rely on books rather than on journals. Less than 2% of the citations are from electronic resources. Materials in foreign languages are utilized insignificantly, with English language citations dominating the research literature. The analysis of subject scatter details the main disciplines that are associated with international relations research. Qualitative scholars cite a higher proportion of monographic literature, while quantitative scholars display a higher journal citation rate.
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Published on Feb 1, 2005in The Artist and Journal of Home Culture
Christine L. Borgman39
Estimated H-index: 39
(UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles),
Jonathan Furner17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles)
Frontispiece - Derek J de Solla Price Introduction - Christine L Borgman PART ONE: THEORY AND PERSPECTIVE Understanding Science - Belver C Griffith Studies of Communication and Information Disciplinary Work and Interdisciplinary Areas - Sydney J Pierce Sociology and Bibliometrics Reconciling Structure and Process in the Study of Scholarly Communication - Leah A Lievrouw PART TWO: BIBLIOMETRIC RESEARCH METHODS A View of Studies on Bibliometrics and Related Subjects in Japan - S Miyamoto, N Midori...
Amanda J. Swygart-Hobaugh2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Cornell College)
This study examines how the social sciences' debate between qualitative and quantitative methods is reflected in the citation patterns of sociology journal articles. Citation analysis revealed that quantitative articles were more likely to cite journal articles than monographs, while qualitative articles were more likely to cite monographs than journals. Quantitative articles cited other articles from their own quantitative-dominated journals but virtually excluded citations to articles from qua...
Published on Jan 21, 2003in Serials Librarian
Lynne M. Rudasill3
Estimated H-index: 3
Abstract A schism between the types of methodologies used in the study of political science has been developing for several decades. This article discusses both historical and contemporary controversies swirling around the concept. Through the use of vocabulary analysis, methodological classification, and cited reference review, the article explores the magnitude of this change and discusses the impact of the change on libraries and librarians interested in keeping up with current journal litera...
Published on Jan 1, 2003in portal - Libraries and the Academy 1.04
John M. Budd26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Corrie Christensen1
Estimated H-index: 1
Most colleges and universities have expanded, and are expanding, access to electronic information resources. A question remains: to what extent are researchers making use of these resources as part of their inquiry and publishing activities? The present study investigates citation practices by authors of journal articles and includes a study of the potential incorporation of full-text and full-image resources into published work in eight social science disciplines. It also includes a brief surve...
Yin Zhang11
Estimated H-index: 11
(KSU: Kent State University)
This research examines the use of Internet-based electronic resources (e-sources) by a group of library and information science (LIS) scholars. It focuses particularly on how scholars use, cite, and evaluate e-sources during the research process. This research also explores the problems scholars encounter and concerns they have when using e-sources for research. The following approaches were used to collect data for the investigation: (a) a longitudinal analysis of e-source citations in eight LI...
Steve Smith22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Aberystwyth University)
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Ole Wæver19
Estimated H-index: 19
The international relations (IR) discipline is dominated by the American research community. Data about publication patterns in leading journals document this situation as well as a variance in theoretical orientations. IR is conducted differently in different places. The main patterns are explained through a sociology of science model that emphasizes the different nineteenth-century histories of the state, the early format of social science, and the institutionalized delineation among the diffe...
Published on Oct 13, 1993in Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Anne L. Buchanan4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Purdue University),
Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Purdue University)
Ten dissertations were examined to determine the differences in materials used by disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. The target dissertations in philosophy and political science revealed that humanities dissertations tend to cite older materials than do political science dissertations. Materials cited in philosophy reflect dependence upon monographs while political science emphasizes journals and government documents. Surprisingly, dissertations are not a major contributor to...
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Margaret S. Brill1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This article analyzed citations from a sample of international relations journals for 1964, 1974, and 1984. Results show significant citation, particularly to U.S. government publications. The most highly cited titles and types of U.S. government serial publications for international relations, and the most frequently cited agencies, were identified. Other findings suggest citation trends to U.S. government, international organization, and foreign government publications/documents; rela...
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Khaled Noubani1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Madeline Kelly2
Estimated H-index: 2
(GMU: George Mason University)
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Christie Ann Wiley1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
This article reports on a bibliographic and citation analysis of 79 journal publications from 41 journals produced in a one-year period by atmospheric science researchers in the Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory, an affiliate of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study used citation analysis to determine the cited publication format, age dispersion, frequency of cited journal titles, and availability of the information resources that researchers publish in and ci...
Steve Emerson (California Baptist University)
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Published on Jul 1, 2013in Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Jeffrey A. Knapp3
Estimated H-index: 3
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
Bibliographies from 40 doctoral dissertations in political science from Penn State University were analyzed to detect any changes that may have occurred in the types and subject classifications of cited sources over time. The oldest dissertations in this sample reflected a research methodology more akin to history, while the newest reflected a methodology more in line with the social sciences. Results were then compared and contrasted with those of prior studies. The exercise of local citation a...
Gregory A. Crawford2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Published on Apr 1, 2013in Community & Junior College Libraries
Jennifer Noe1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CUNY: City University of New York),
Julia M Furay1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CUNY: City University of New York)
This bibliometric study used citation analysis to uncover citing characteristics in the burgeoning academic field of emergency management. Of the 281 degree programs listed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency nationwide, those at community colleges accounted for 17% of the total. Using the interdisciplinary database of Academic Search Complete, a sample of 5,099 citations was collected from 146 articles published between 2002 and 2012. The most strongly represented disciplines revealed by...
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Estimated H-index: 18
(Griffith University),
Catherine Weaver7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Texas at Austin)
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Cory Tucker3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
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