Using 17 fully open access electronic journals published uninterruptedly during 2000–2004 in the field of Library and Information
Science the present study investigated the trend of LIS Open Access e-journals’ literature by analysing articles, authors,
institutions, countries, subjects, & references. Quantitative content analysis was carried out on the data, data were analysed
in order to project literature growth, authorship pattern, gender pattern, cited references pattern and related bibliometric
phenomena. The analysis indicates that there were as many as 1636 articles published during 2000–2004 with an average increment
of 23.75 articles per year. The authorship pattern indicates that team research has not been very common in LIS OA publishing
and male authors were keener than female authors. Authors from academic institutions were paid more interest in OA publishing
and most of them were from developed nations. The subject coverage of these OA e-journals was very vast and almost all facets
of information and library science were covered in these articles. There were 90.10% of articles of these e-journals contained
references and on an average an article contained 24 references. Of these, 38.53% of references were hyperlinked and 87.35%
of hyperlinked references were live during investigation. The analysis of data clearly indicates that OA e-journals in LIS
are rapidly establishing themselves as a most viable media for scholarly communication.
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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the Web of Science subject category Information Science & LibraryScience 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
and Information and librarysciences in the social sciences domain. Furthermore, our analysis will only use normal articles published in these journals.
As stated above, criticism on Journal Impact
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