Beginning with a review of ecocriticism’s scholarly and activist origins and development through the related fields of eco-composition,
ecofeminist literary criticism, and environmental justice literary studies, this essay discusses children’s environmental
literature from the intersecting standpoints of animal studies, environmental justice, and ecofeminist literary criticism.
From that intersectional standpoint, the essay raises three central questions for examining children’s environmental literature,
and offers six boundary conditions for an ecopedagogy of children’s environmental literature.
Authors:Ming-Yueh Tsay, Shiow-Jen Jou and Sheau-Shin Ma
Semiconductor is the key element for information industry. The present study investigated the growth of semiconductor literature based on the database of INSPEC. Well-established bibliometric techniques, such as Bradford-Zipf's plot and Lotka's law have been employed to further explore the characteristics of semiconductor literature. Quantitative results on the literature growth, form of publication, research treatment, publishing country and language, author productivity and affiliate are reported. Moreover, from the Bradford-Zipf's plot, 25 core journals in semiconductor were identified and analyzed.
Bibliometric technique of citation analysis was applied to the data of five psychological periodical literature. The distribution
of citations frequencies was statistically tested and the obsolescence factors were determined. The relation between the growth
and obsolescence has been studied, and it has been observed that “higher the growth of literature, higher the obsolescence
as well as higher the half life.”
Based on the author’s work as general editor of the Norton Anthology of World Literature, the essay develops an approach to world literature centered on world creation. The creation of literary worlds can be understood
within the framework of possible worlds theory as developed by Thomas Pavel, Lubomir Dolezel and others. Taking its point
of departure from possible worlds theory, the essay then focuses on specific genres that foreground the capacity of literature
to create whole worlds, including world creation myths and science fiction. Three terms are used to analyze this body of literature:
reference; scale; and model. While the category of reference accounts for the status of the worlds to be found within literary
works, scale and model capture the particular challenges world creation literature faces.
In this paper, the internal law of delay in the secondary literature publishing process is presented. The process is demonstrated
to abide by the partial differential equation of periodical literature publishing process. A definite solution of the publishing
delay process is derived. Accordingly, the expression of average publication delay indicator based on the particular solution
is deduced. Then the problem is studied that some information of primary literatures is missed in information retrieval, and
the relationship is established between the average delay indicator and the miss ratio of primary literatures in the index
periodicals or databases. Also it is proposed that the primary literature should be used as a supplemental tool in information
retrieval to guarantee the recall ratio.
Authors:Rodrigo Costas, Thed N. van Leeuwen and Anthony F. J. van Raan
analysis of the obsolescence (Line 1993 ) or “durability” of knowledge (Tahai and Rigsby 1998 ). The analysis of the ageing of scientific production has been frequently addressed in bibliometric literature (Aversa 1985 ; Glänzel and Schoepflin 1995
An analysis of the output of the literature scanned in Engineering Index during 1970–84 on solar power research indicates that the growth of the literature had been vigorous after the energy crisis in 1973 till 1982. The number of papers at conferences are quite close to the number of references in journals. The area of solar collectors and solar cells has received maximum attention. Publication output of literature by different countries follows the trend in basic sciences with USA being the major producer. The research activity became global after the energy crisis. Performance of the developed countries is low in some fields of solar power.
Summary This study examines the bibliometrics of the controversial scientific literature of Polywater research, focusing on publication types (books, journal publications, conference proceedings, and technical reports). Publication (P) frequency is used to measure publication “shape' or pattern and output, citations per publication (CPP) for impact, author self-citations (SC) and uncited publications (UP) for their effect on P and CPP. Findings show an epidemic publication pattern, journal publications with the highest P, books with the highest CPP, and insignificant SC and UP. Comparisons to several non-controversial scientific literatures suggest that these findings may be common to other controversial scientific literatures.