Stock WG "International and German language library and information science journals. Testing the Garfield Hypothesis" E.Pipp. (Ed.), Ein Jahrzehnt World Wide Web. Tagungsberichte ODOK'03. Wien, Phoibos, 2004, p. 53-62.
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e-mail: Wolfgang G. Stock : stock at phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de
AUTHOR : Wolfgang G. Stock
TITLE: International and German Language Library and Information
Science Journals. Testing the Garfield Hypothesis. (In German).
SOURCE: In: E.Pipp
(Ed.), Ein Jahrzehnt World Wide Web. Tagungsberichte ODOK'03. Wien, Phoibos,
2004, p. 53-62.
Eugene Garfield asserts, that national journals (e.g. German
language journals) consist of different scientometric characteristics in
comparison to international English language periodicals. Especially, the
impact factors were lower. We tested this "Garfield Hypothesis" for German
LIS journals. The citation analysis of 40 international and ten German
journals confirms the Garfield hypothesis. The impact factor of German LIS
journals is lower (about half as much), the half-life of the references is
shorter (less than half as much), the number of references per article is
lower (less than half as much). There is hardly an information flow between
international and German LIS journals. Additionally, we discuss the
presentation of journal clusters by Grazia Colonia (2002) and by Loet
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