Aslib Journal of Information Management: Volume 70 Issue 6


Library and Information Science

Table of contents - Special Issue: Scholarly books and their evaluation context in the social sciences and humanities

Guest Editors: Alesia A. Zuccala, Elea Giménez-Toledo, Ginevra Peruginelli

Are book publications disappearing from scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities?

Tim C.E. Engels, Andreja Istenič Starčič, Emanuel Kulczycki, Janne Pölönen, Gunnar Sivertsen

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the evolution in terms of shares of scholarly book publications in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in five European…

The diversity of monographs: changing landscape of book evaluation in Poland

Emanuel Kulczycki

The purpose of this paper is to determine the characteristic patterns of monographs in the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences published by Polish scholars. The…

The culture of orphaned texts: Academic books in a performance-based evaluation system

Ludek Broz, Tereza Stöckelová

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the body of knowledge on how research evaluation in different national and organisational contexts affects, often in…

Scholarly book publishers’ ratings and lists in Finland and Spain: Comparison and assessment of the evaluative potential of merged lists

Jorge Mañana Rodriguez, Janne Pölönen

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to compare the lists of publishers in SPI (Spain) and the lists of VIRTA (Finland), in order to determine some of the…

How arbitrary are the weights assigned to books in performance-based research funding? An empirical assessment of the weight and size of monographs in Flanders

Frederik T. Verleysen, Tim C.E. Engels

The purpose of this paper is to present an empirical assessment of the weight assigned to monographs in the publication indicator of the performance-based research funding…

Do prestigious Spanish scholarly book publishers have more teaching impact?

Amalia Mas-Bleda, Mike Thelwall

The purpose of this paper is to assess the educational value of prestigious and productive Spanish scholarly publishers based on mentions of their books in online…

The insoluble problems of books: what does have to offer?

Daniel Torres-Salinas, Juan Gorraiz, Nicolas Robinson-Garcia

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the capabilities, functionalities and appropriateness of as a data source for the bibliometric analysis of books in…

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