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LET THE CREDITS ROLL: A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY MENTORS AND TRUSTED ASSESSORS IN DISCIPLINARY FORMATION

BLAISE CRONIN (School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, 47405, USA)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 March 1991

Abstract

Many scholarly articles acknowledge input from colleagues, mentors and trusted assessors. This study explores the social function and cognitive significance of acknowledgements. A six category typology was developed and applied to 444 acknowledgements which were carried by research articles in JASIS (1970–1990). It is proposed that acknowledgements and citations should be used conjointly in the assessment of research performance and in disciplinary exegesis.

Citation

CRONIN, B. (1991), "LET THE CREDITS ROLL: A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY MENTORS AND TRUSTED ASSESSORS IN DISCIPLINARY FORMATION", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 47 No. 3, pp. 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026878

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