Core journals in ecology and biogeography were identified on the basis of Bradford's Law of Scattering, and their degree of overlap measured as percentage Similarity (PS). Areas of common interest between the two disciplines, as well as of uniqueness, were determined through bibliometric analysis of these core journals.
Authors:A. Nasir, H. Hassan, K. Hamid, and S. Agha
A bibliometric analysis of agricultural literature published in Malaysia between 1981–1990 was undertaken. The analysis shed light on the key journals that published agricultural literature; on the forms of publications which are resorted to in the communication of research results; on the subject areas which are well written on and those that have been neglected; on the nature of contributions made by Malaysian authors; on the publishing practice of corporate bodies and on the number of publications produced each year.
A bibliometric analysis is performed on the articles on or relating to electricity that appeared in thePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London from their commencement, in 1665, to the year 1800. The views of eminent scientists of the 18th century of the scientific advance, state of the art and prospects in electricity are given and commented. Agreement between the bibliometric data and scientists' views is ascertained.
Authors:Máxima Bolaños-Pizarro, Bart Thijs, and Wolfgang Glänzel
A bibliometric analysis of Spanish cardiovascular research is presented. The study focuses on the productivity, visibility
and citation impact in an international, notably European context. Special attention is given to international collaboration.
The underlying bibliographic data are collected from Thomson Reuters’s Web of Science on the basis of a ‘hybrid’ search strategy
combining core journals, lexical terms and citation links especially developed for the field of cardiology.
This bibliometric analysis was examined by the references of the articles on Medicine Chinese Traditional (MCT) searched by the CD-ROM Medline. The 3006 references of the articles on MCT which were published between 1974 and 1992 in 343 periodicals were the samples for present study. The results were illustrated in order to identify reasonably a hierarchical ranking of periodicals and to evaluate objectively a distribution of countries where those articles were published and languages in which those articles were written.
Applied and basic approaches to scientific inquiry were compared through a bibliometric analysis of two Canadian journals in plant biology. No differences were found between the journals in the distribution of citations across different sections of research articles (that is, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion). Moreover, no contrasts were found in the frequency of multiple authorships or in the age distribution of cited works. However, the journals differed significantly on three other bibliometric measures: author affiliation, number of references per article, and publication format of cited works.
Lectins, the carbohydrate binding proteins, have emerged as indispensable biological tools in the last decade. Research contibutions covering the period 1954–1982 on different aspects of lectins were collected since the introduction of the term Lectin in 1954. In the present communication we have made a bibliometric analysis of the growth of the literature on lectins, the trend of authorship of papers on lectins, and scattering phenomena. We have also identified the main international channels of communication of the results of lectin research.