"Garfield's conjecture: Do international journal s have a higher impact factor than German-language journals? "

Garfield, Eugene Garfield at CODEX.CIS.UPENN.EDU
Sun Nov 24 21:03:19 EST 2002

Dear Johannes: Thank you for your help in identifying this article. Now that
you have posted the source to the listserv I will have to determine whether
I should call attention to it again or in part.

We just concluded the Annual meeting of the ASIS&T. With best wishes. Gene

Eugene Garfield, PhD. email garfield at codex.cis.upenn.edu
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-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes Stegmann [mailto:johannes.stegmann at MEDIZIN.FU-BERLIN.DE]
Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [SIGMETRICS] "Garfield's conjecture: Do international
journals have a higher impact factor than German-language journals?"

At 15:21 19.11.2002 -0500, you wrote:
>This article appeared in German.  Unfortunately I cannot find the original
>german article, nor do I have the full citation for it.  If anyone can
>identify the author or the original publication, please let me know.
>The translated version  follows:
>Garfield's conjecture: Do international journals have a higher impact
>than German-language journals?


this is chapter 5.3 of volume 33 of "Kölner Arbeitspapiere zur Bibliotheks-
und Informationswissenschaft".
The title of this volume 33 is

                     "Informationswissenschaftliche Zeitschriften in
szientometrischer Analyse"
("information science journals in scientometric analysis" - my translation).

The "author" is "Grazia Colonia" and means a project performed by students
of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria, and of the Fachhochschule
(university of applied sciences) Cologne, Germany.
The volume 33 comprises 126 pages and can be downloaded as pdf from


Best whishes and regards,


Dr. Johannes Stegmann                   Univ. Hospital Benjamin Franklin
Free University Berlin                  Medical Library
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Tel.: +49 30 8445 2035                  12203 Berlin
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