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Publication patterns of U.S. academic librarians from 1998 to 2002

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Title: Publication patterns of U.S. academic librarians from 1998 to 2002
Author(s): Wiberley, Stephen E., Jr; Hurd, Julie M.; Weller, Ann C.
Subject(s): journal article publications academic librarians
Abstract: This study examines the contributions of U.S. academic librarians to the peer-reviewed literature of library and information science (LIS). Compared to the authors’ study of 32 journals for 1993-1997, the present study finds that for 1998-2002, there were declines in the total number of refereed articles (almost 4%), number of refereed articles by academic librarians (almost 13%), proportion of refereed articles by academic librarians (just over 4%), proportion of academic librarian authors (almost 3%), and proportion of co-authored articles by academic librarians (almost 4%). Because different factors influence rates of authorship in a given set of journals and these rates tend to fluctuate in the short term, only further investigation can assess whether the declines are momentary or the start of a trend. Approximately 7% of academic librarians wrote 3 or more articles. The 20 most productive libraries published more than 10% of all refereed articles in the 32 journals and nearly one-third of the articles by academic librarians.
Issue Date: 2006-05
Publisher: Association of College and Research Libraries
Citation Info: Stephen E. Wiberley, Jr., Julie M. Hurd, Ann C. Weller, “Publication Patterns of U.S. Academic Librarians from 1998 to 2002,” College & Research Libraries 67 (May 2006): 205-216.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/6905
ISSN: 0010-0870
Date Available in INDIGO: 2009-12-11
 

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