Exploring the interdisciplinary characteristics of library and information science (LIS) from the perspective of interdisciplinary LIS authors

Published on Apr 1, 2018in Library & Information Science Research1.43
· DOI :10.1016/j.lisr.2018.06.004
Yu-Wei Chang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
Abstract This bibliometric analysis explores the interdisciplinary characteristics of library and information science (LIS) from the perspective of interdisciplinary LIS authors. Articles published in non-LIS journals by LIS authors between 2005 and 2014 and indexed by the Web of Science database formed the basis for analysis. The results showed that interdisciplinary LIS authors published articles in numerous disciplines; a largest number of articles were found in medical and music journals. Over half of the articles published by these authors were not LIS-related and were primarily singly-authored articles and articles coauthored by LIS and non-LIS authors. Most articles coauthored by only LIS authors involved LIS-related topics. Interdisciplinary LIS authors preferred to publish by themselves. The majority of interdisciplinary authors were academic librarians. Interdisciplinary LIS authors most frequently collaborated with other LIS authors, followed by authors from the field of medicine. Although interdisciplinary LIS authors are a minority, they are active in expanding the visibility of LIS.
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Published on Jan 2, 2018
Linh Cuong Nguyen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology),
Philip Hider9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CSU: Charles Sturt University)
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Rachel F. Baskerville-Morley13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Victoria University of Wellington),
Nieves Carrera4
Estimated H-index: 4
(IE University)
+ 2 AuthorsLee D. Parker43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Glas.: University of Glasgow)
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Published on Oct 1, 2017in Learned Publishing2.20
Manjula Wijewickrema1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Humboldt University of Berlin),
Vivien Petras14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Humboldt University of Berlin)
The increasing number of journals makes it difficult to decide the right venue for manuscript submission. This becomes more complicated as the selection criteria may vary from one discipline to another. Therefore, appropriate cross-disciplinary studies are required to understand the exact concerns that dominate a particular field. The current study compares 16 factors that influence journal choices between medicine and social sciences using the answers given to a global survey of 235 open access...
Published on Jul 3, 2017in New Review of Academic Librarianship
Mary Edmunds Otter3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Leicester),
Judy Wright12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Leeds),
Natalie V. King1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Leeds)
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Published on Jun 1, 2017in Network Science
Elisa Omodei4
Estimated H-index: 4
(URV: Rovira i Virgili University),
Manlio De Domenico16
Estimated H-index: 16
(URV: Rovira i Virgili University),
Alexandre Arenas13
Estimated H-index: 13
(URV: Rovira i Virgili University)
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Published on May 4, 2017in College & Research Libraries1.95
Deborah D. Blecic11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Stephen E. Wiberley1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine)
+ 3 AuthorsVivian Chan1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in College & Research Libraries1.95
Shailoo Bedi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UVic: University of Victoria),
Christine Walde1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UVic: University of Victoria)
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Published on Nov 21, 2016in Journal of The Medical Library Association2.42
Susan Lessick3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UCI: University of California, Irvine),
Carol Perryman3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Texas Woman's University)
+ 3 AuthorsTed D. Babin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Texas Woman's University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Adèle Paul-Hus6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Published on Jul 11, 2019in Scientometrics2.77
Yu-Wei Chang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
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