Journal of Documentation


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 64 Issue 2

Is the impact of journal impact factors decreasing?

Jan Reedijk, Henk F. Moed

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of the use of the citation‐based journal impact factor for evaluative purposes upon the behaviour of authors and…

Data sources for performing citation analysis: an overview

Christoph Neuhaus, Hans‐Dieter Daniel

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of new citation‐enhanced databases and to identify issues to be considered when they are used as a data source for…

Use of the Universal Decimal Classification

Aida Slavic

The purpose of this paper is to present a general overview with up‐to‐date information on the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) use worldwide.

Yield sequences as journal attractivity indicators: “payback times” for Science and Nature

Liming Liang, Ronald Rousseau

The yield period of a journal is defined as the time needed to accumulate the same number of citations as the number of references included during the period of study…

Author‐rated importance of cited references in biology and psychology publications

Rong Tang, Martin A. Safer

The present study aims to investigate how textual features, depth of citation treatment, reasons for citation, and relationships between citers and citees predict…

Personality traits of individuals in different specialties of librarianship

J.M. Williamson, A.E. Pemberton, J.W. Lounsbury

This paper aims to investigate whether academic reference librarians, archivists, catalogers, distance education librarians, public librarians, records managers, school…

Students' search process and outcome in Medline in writing an essay for a class on evidence‐based medicine

Saila Huuskonen, Pertti Vakkari

The aim of this study is to explore to which extent searching by medical students in Medline produces information items useful for writing an essay measured by precision…



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