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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services by Bhaskar Mukherjee

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5

Quantitative analysis of journals’ contents

Objective:

To know the pattern of LIS OA literature in terms of articles, authors, institutions, countries, subjects and cited references by using quantitative techniques and to identify the core OA journals in LIS.

Introduction

Quantitative techniques, especially ‘bibliometrics’, may be the most acceptable techniques in LIS research for measuring impact. Pioneering studies include Garvey and Griffith (1971), White and McCain (1989). Most of these bibliometric studies were based on informational use (Brown, 1999), usually based on surveys (Voorbij, 1999), or citation analysis study (Nisonger, 1999). Quantitative techniques are essential to present the facts in a precise and definite form. The ...

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