Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 54 Issue 2

Modularity: the next form of scientific information presentation?

Joost G. Kircz

The development of electronic publishing heralds a new period in scientific communications. Besides the obvious advantages of an almost endless storage and transport…

Metadata: a current view of practice and issues

Lorcan Dempsey, Rachel Heery

This paper describes emerging metadata practice and standards. It gives an overview of the environments in which metadata is used, before focusing on metadata for…

A methodology to allow avalanche forecasting on an information retrieval system

R.S. Purves, M. Sanderson

This paper presents adaptations and tests undertaken to allow an information retrieval (IR) system to forecast the likelihood of avalanches on a particular day. The…

Information dissemination for better health in Africa with particular reference to Namibia

Brimah Jalloh

This paper very briefly attempts to describe the activities of the Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat/Namibia Dissemination Centre based at the University…

Peer review and the web: the implications of electronic peer review for biomedical authors, referees and learned society publishers

D.J. Wood

The Internet provides researchers with exciting new opportunities for finding information and communicating with each other. However the process of peer review is…

The calculation of web impact factors

Peter Ingwersen

This case study reports the investigations into the feasibility and reliability of calculating impact factors for web sites, called Web Impact Factors (Web‐IF). The study…

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the information profession in africa: a comparative analysis of characteristics of rejected and accepted papers

L.O. Aina, I.M. Mabawonku

A comparative analysis of the characteristics of rejected manuscripts submitted for publication to the African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science and…



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