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Use of Journal Citation Reports for Serials Management in Research Libraries: An Investigation of the Effect of Self-Citation on Journal Rankings in Library and Information Science and Genetics

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dc.contributor.author Nisonger, Thomas E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-26T02:12:35Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-26T02:12:35Z
dc.date.issued 2000-05
dc.identifier.citation Nisonger, T. E. "Use of Journal Citation Reports for Serials Management in Research Libraries: An Investigation of the Effect of Self-Citation on Journal Rankings in Library and Information Science and Genetics." College & Research Libraries 61 (May 2000): 263-75. en
dc.identifier.issn 0010-0870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/1086
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crljournal/2000/may/nisonger.pdf en
dc.description.abstract This article explores the use of the Institute for Scientific Information’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for journal management in academic libraries. The advantages and disadvantages to using JCR citation data for journal management are outlined, and a literature review summa- rizes reported uses of these data by libraries and scholars. This study researches the impact of journal self-citation on JCR rankings of library and information science (LIS) and genetics journals. The 1994 rankings by impact factor and total citations received were recalculated with jour- nal self-citations removed; then the recalculated rankings were com- pared to the original rankings to analyze the effect of self-citations. It is concluded that librarians can use JCR data without correcting for jour- nal self-citation, although self-citations do exert a major effect on the rankings for a small number of journals. en
dc.format.extent 685318 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Association of College & Research Libraries en
dc.relation.isversionof Nisonger, T. E. "Use of Journal Citation Reports for Serials Management in Research Libraries: An Investigation of the Effect of Self-Citation on Journal Rankings in Library and Information Science and Genetics." College & Research Libraries 61 (May 2000): 263-75. en
dc.subject periodicals en
dc.subject selection en
dc.subject acquisitions en
dc.subject citation analysis en
dc.subject Journal Citation Reports en
dc.title Use of Journal Citation Reports for Serials Management in Research Libraries: An Investigation of the Effect of Self-Citation on Journal Rankings in Library and Information Science and Genetics en
dc.type Article en


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