Ming-yueh Tsay and Hui-min Yu. "Bibliometric analysis of indexing and abstracting literature. 1977-2000" COLIS4: Emerging frameworks and methods. 2002. p.327-331. Libraries Unlimited Inc. Englewood
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TITLE : Bibliometric analysis of indexing and abstracting literature.
AUTHOR : Ming-yueh Tsay and Hui-min Yu
SOURCE : COLIS4: Emerging frameworks and methods. 2002. p.327-331.
Libraries Unlimited Inc, Englewood
Indexing and abstracting have become popular topics during recent decades,
especially the focus on automatic and computer-aided indeing and
abstracting. The early literature of indexing and abstracting rhrough 1976
was well analyzed in a study based on the first volume of Wellisch's
bibliography (ABC-Clio, 1980) and published in Indexer by Tsay (1989).
Modern information retrieval systems depend heavily on various indexing and
abstracting methods. Thus it may be anticipated that literature dealing
with this subject will be very abundant and that interesting phenomena can
be observed through a bibliometric study. This motivates the present
study, which explores some bibliometric phenomena of the literature of
indeing and abstracting from 1977 to 2000. Using the computer as a tool
and employing the bibliometric techniques, the present study intends to
accomplish the following objectives:
1. to eplore the growth pattern of indexing and abstracting literature.
2. to determine a nucleus of primary journals that contains a substantial
proportion of the totality of journal literature in indexing and
abstracting and to investigate the features of these core journals.
3. to find the productivity distribution of authors in indexing and
abstracting and to identify the most productive authors and their
characteristics. It is expected that this information will provide useful
insights into the nature and scope of the field of indexing and abstracting
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