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Highly cited articles are interesting because of the potential association between high citation counts and high quality research. This study investigates the 82 most highly cited Information Science and Library Science’ (IS&LS) articles (the top 0.1%) in the Web of Science from the perspectives of disciplinarity, annual citation patterns, and first author citation profiles. First, the relative frequency of these 82 articles was much lower for articles solely in IS&LS than for those in IS&LS and at least one other subject, suggesting that that the promotion of interdisciplinary research in IS&LS may be conducive to improving research quality. Second, two thirds of the first authors had an h-index in IS&LS of less than eight, show that much significant research is produced by researchers without a high overall IS&LS research productivity. Third, there is a moderate correlation (0.46) between citation ranking and the number of years between peak year and year of publication. This indicates that high quality ideas and methods in IS&LS often are deployed many years after being published.

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Theories of citation are as elusive as theories of information science, which have been debated for decades. But as a basis for discussion I offer the term citationology as the theory and practice of citation, including its derivative disciplines citation analysis and bibliometrics Several maxims, commandments if you will, have been enunciated. References are the results of a specialized symbolic language with a citation syntax and grammar. References, like words, have multiple meanings which are related to the aposteriori quality of citation indexes. Therefore, citation relevance cannot be predicted. Mathematical microtheories in bibliometrics abound, including the apposite laws of scattering and concentration. Citation behavior is a vast sub-set of citation theory, which like citation typology, can never be complete. Deviant citation behavior preoccupies certain authors but it is rarely significant in well-designed citation analyses, where proper cohorts are defined. Myths about uncitedness and the determinants of impact are discussed, as well as journal impact factors as surrogates and observations on scientists of Nobel Class. After two years at Johns Hopkins investigating “machine documentation,” and another year as a student of library science, I became, fortuitously, a documentation consultant. By 1954, I called myself an information engineer, which was an apt description of my professional consulting activities. However, Pennsylvania licensing law requires that engineers be graduates of engineering schools. So I became an information scientist! I've never thought of myself as an information theoretician and have been skeptical about a need for a theory of information science. I've practiced information science and engineering without explicit theoretical support. But undoubtedly there are underlying principles which can guide information scientists who, like myself, could be called “citationists” or “citationologists”. If there is a theory and practice of citation, it should probably be called citationology.

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előadás stencil levonata.) Kunszt Gy. (1971): The Use of Logical Models in Solving Topical Problems of Research Management. Annals of Library Science and Documentation (Delhi) Vol. 18, No. 3

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Library Science and Documentation. Indian National Documentation Centre, Delhi, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1971. pp. 105-116. The use of logical models in solving topical problems of research management. Annals of Library Science and

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the Web of Science subject category Information Science & Library Science were considered. JASIST together with the 47 selected journals constituted our delineation of the LIS field. From the journals within our delineation, we selected all 12

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. 1995 Books and their users: socio-cultural and linguistic aspects in an engineering school Library Science with a Slant to Documentation and Information Studies 32 143 – 150

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. 2004 Web hyperlinks reflect business performance: A study of U.S. and Chinese IT companies Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 28 1 17 – 31

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and Information and library sciences in the social sciences domain. Furthermore, our analysis will only use normal articles published in these journals. Research background As stated above, criticism on Journal Impact

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Gallegher, J. J., Rawlings, J. E. and Gallegher, A. H. (1994): Bibliography and species citation index of world literature on rotifera in the John J. Gallager collection. - British Library Science Reference and Information Service and Technical

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872 764 0.876 18 Researches in Library Science RLS 1,865 1

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