Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 55 Issue 5

Information retrieval and creativity: towards support for the original thinker

Nigel Ford

This is a speculative paper in which the requirements of IR systems to support relatively creative, as well as more convergent thinking are discussed. The nature of…

Library journal use and citation age in medical science

Ming‐Yueh Tsay

This study explores the in‐house use age distribution of journals in the library of Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, their citation age distribution and the…

A century of scientific and technical information

Brian Vickery

The paper attempts to provide an outline account of the development and context of scientific and technical communication during the twentieth century. The main channels…

A survey of author attitudes and skills in relation to article publishing in paper and electronic journals

Cliff McKnight, Sheila Price

The present paper details research conducted into various aspects of author experience, attitudes and perceptions of publishing in paper and electronic journals. A sample…



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