The purpose of this paper is to propose a multiple set of journal evaluation indicators using methods and theories from author analysis. Among those are the journal citation identity and the journal citation image.
The Journal of Documentation is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and for that reason it is portrayed in a bibliometric study using the two indicators, based, e.g. on analyses of references in journal articles and journal co‐citation analyses.
The Journal of Documentation, which is portrayed in this study is characterized by high impact and high visibility. It publishes a relatively low number of documents with scientific content compared to other journals in the same field. It reaches far into the scientific community and belongs to a field that is more and more visible. The journal is relatively closely bounded to Western Europe, which is an increasing tendency.
The research is based on analyses of just three LIS journals.
Journal citation identity and the journal citation image indicators contribute in giving a more detailed multifaceted picture of a single journal.
The multiple set of indicators give rise to a journal evaluation of a more qualitative nature.
Nebelong‐Bonnevie, E. and Faber Frandsen, T. (2006), "Journal citation identity and journal citation image: a portrait of the
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