The Death of Review Articles in Humanities: A Case study on World LIS Journals

khosrowjerdi, mahmood The Death of Review Articles in Humanities: A Case study on World LIS Journals. Infopreneurship Journal (IJ), 2013, vol. 1, n. 1, pp. 39-62. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This study reveals the current status of articles published in Library and Information Science (LIS) journals. Using the citation site “Scopus”, the number of published articles in 32 LIS journals were extracted, illustrated, and analyzed. Approximately 50.31 documents per year have been published in noted journals during 2007-2011. About 6 percent of these documents are devoted to review articles. The findings also show Springer LIS journals has the 1st rank of publishing scholarly documents per year (mean=63.84 documents), and the 1st rank of impact factor (Mean=1.9) among studied groups. American LIS publications showed the best rank in publishing review articles (%11.34 of all published documents) and also in Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) (mean=0.63). ScienceDirect LIS journals was in 1st rank of H-Index scores (Mean=24). In addition, the number of published documents in LIS journals has a positive significant relationship with SJR (R=0.45), IF (R=0.39), and H-Index (R=0.80). In addition, there is a positive significance between SJR and H-Index (R=0.46). Finally, some suggestions have been made to improve the current status of review articles publishing.

English abstract

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: review Article; research article, death, Scientometrics; library and information science journals; publishing groups; Scopus
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GA. Information industry.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
Depositing user: mr mahmood khosrowjerdi
Date deposited: 26 Sep 2013 21:20
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:27
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/20162

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