Acknowledgement Patterns in Research Articles: a Bibliometric Study based on Journal of Natural Rubber Research 1986-1997

Tiew, Wai Sin and Sen, B. K. Acknowledgement Patterns in Research Articles: a Bibliometric Study based on Journal of Natural Rubber Research 1986-1997. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 2002, vol. 7, n. 1, pp. 43-56. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Analyses the acknowledgements included in the research articles and short communications published in Journal of Natural Rubber Research (1986-1997) in respect of types, frequency of occurrence, individuals acknowledged, etc. Results indicate that 74% items contain acknowledgements; an average acknowledgement per item is 2.2; the most common type of acknowledgments relates to technical support. Peer interactive communication accounts for 44% of the total acknowledgements. The result of the study substantiates the earlier findings that a small number of individuals are highly acknowledged and the rest are acknowledged infrequently.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Journal of Natural Rubber Research; Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia; Acknowledgements; Natural Rubber; Bibliometrics; Informetrics; Scientometrics
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: W. S. Tiew
Date deposited: 01 Mar 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06


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