Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 53 Issue 5

Metatheory and information science

Brian Vickery

Metatheory is described as the analysis of the presuppositions of a field of knowledge or practice. The presuppositions at the basis of the practice of information science…

The correlation between citation counts and the 1992 research assessment exercise ratings for British research in genetics, anatomy and archaeology

Charles Oppenheim

A study was carried out to assess the correlation between scores achieved by academic departments in the UK in the 1992 Research Assessment Exercise, and the number of…

Duality in information retrieval and the hypergeometric distribution

Leo Egghe, Ronald Rousseau

Duality is an important topic in informetrics, especially in connection with the classical informetric laws. Yet this concept is less studied in information retrieval. It…

Theory growth in information science: applications of the theory of science to a theory of information seeking

Pertti Vakkari, Martti Kuokkanen

The aim of the study is to analyse theory growth in information science by using a case from information seeking studies. Scientific growth is identified with the growth…

Gravity wells of meaning: detecting information‐rich passages in scientific texts

Hans Paijmans

Four term‐weighting schemes are used to detect information‐rich passages in texts and the results are compared. It is demonstrated that word categories and…



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