Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 54 Issue 5

Theory and metatheory of information science: a new interpretation

Birger Hjørland

This paper analyses the theoretical and the epistemological assumptions of information science (IS). Different views of knowledge underlie all major issues in IS…

Representing and retrieving structured documents using the Dempster‐Shafer theory of evidence: modelling and evaluation

Mounia Lalmas, Ian Ruthven

In this paper we report on a theoretical model of structured document indexing and retrieval based on the Dempster‐Shafer Theory of Evidence. This includes a description…

Informetric analysis of the international impact of scientific journals: how “international” are the international journals?

Irene Wormell

By developing a methodology for on‐line citation analysis, the international characteristics of scientific journals have been analysed on the basis of correlations between…

Ranking of scientists – a new approach

B.K. Sen, T.A. Pandalai, Aruna Karanjai

A formula for the ranking of scientists based on diachronous citation counts is proposed. The paper generalises the fact that the citation generation potential (CGP) is…

Communicating effectively in the networked organisation: using electronic mail in academic libraries

Philippa Levy, Allen Foster

This paper discusses key themes from British Library funded research carried out between 1995 and 1997 into electronic communication in academic libraries in the UK. The…



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