Joyce, 20 YRs J. of Homosexuality

Gretchen Whitney gwhitney at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Wed Jul 14 18:23:45 EDT 1999

AU Joyce, S
   Schrader, AM
TI Twenty years of the Journal of Homosexuality: A bibliometric
   examination of the first 24 volumes, 1974-1993
LA English
C1 Univ Alberta, Sch Lib & Informat Sci, 320 Rutherford S,
   Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4, Canada.
   Univ Alberta, Lib & Informat Studies Degree Program, Edmonton,
   AB, Canada.
   Univ Alberta, Sch Lib & Informat Sci, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J4,
DE homosexual studies literature; homosexual research; literature;
   content analysis; citation analysis; bibliometrics
AB This study examines and evaluates the contents of the first 24
   volumes of Journal of Homosexuality (JH), from 1974 to 1993.
   Data from each issue of JH, in terms of source articles and
   contributing authors, were collected and analyzed. JH is shown
   to be a scholarly journal, with high rates of citations per
   article, high levels of author education, a prevalence of
   scholarly methodological approaches, and a low rate of self-
   citation. Articles that disseminated the findings of empirical
   research noticeably decreased over time, while articles
   focusing on historical analysis noticeably increased. This
   trend was consonant with the change over time of JH's mission
   statement and editorial policy.
BP 3
EP 24
PG 22
JI J. Homosex.
PY 1999
VL 37
IS 1
GA 175UE
RP Joyce S

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