Structured abstracts as a way of ordering information about publication contents and improving search facilities

Pulikowski, Arkadiusz Structured abstracts as a way of ordering information about publication contents and improving search facilities., 2011 . In Information Ecology and Libraries, Bratislava, 10-12 October 2011. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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Purpose: To indicate advantages of structured abstracts over standard abstracts. Methodology: Based on the analysis of many instructions for authors in the scope of preparing abstracts, the current solutions were shown and compared to the structured abstracts used by Emerald Publishing. In the second research abstracts extracted from Emeraldinsight online database were split into parts to examine if searching selected fields may be helpful for users. Findings: Few journal publishers specify requirements the abstract should meet. Recommendations found are general and thus hard to verify. Splitting abstracts into tagged parts is the best way to control their contents. The research conducted on Emerald abstracts showed that it was worth introducing searching within selected parts of the abstract, in particular within the fields Purpose and Findings. Value: The research results should become an incentive for journal publishers and conference organizers to introduce structured abstract requirements for authors. This will enable a quicker understanding of the content of articles, enhance the quality of publications, and facilitate a new type of bibliographic/abstract database searching.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: abstracts, structured abstracts, scientific journals
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HA. Periodicals, Newspapers.
I. Information treatment for information services > IB. Content analysis (A and I, class.)
Depositing user: Arkadiusz Pulikowski
Date deposited: 20 Feb 2013 07:54
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:25


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