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One of the topics covered by the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is bibliometrics. Bibliometrics studies the quantitative aspects of recorded information. In this virtual issue we have selected some articles published in 2007 and 2008 on major bibliometric topics: citation, co-citation and reference analysis; bibliometric indicators; open access and usage; and growth and obsolescence. Such a selection is necessarily subjective - if you enjoy the articles in this virtual issue, you are welcome to search for additional articles on these topics and others in JASIST’s regular issues.

Citation, co-citation and reference analysis

Evolution of research activities and intellectual influences in information science 1996-2005: Introducing author bibliographic-coupling analysis
Dangzhi Zhao, Andreas Strotmann
Published Online: Jul 16 2008
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The shifting balance of intellectual trade in information studies
Blaise Cronin, Lokman I. Meho
Published Online: Dec 10 2007
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Using field cocitation analysis to assess reciprocal and shared impact of LIS/MIS fields
Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Jean A. Pratt, Karina Hauser
May, 2008
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Classification of scientific networks using aggregated journal-journal citation relations in the Journal Citation Reports
C.-M. Chen
August, 2008
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Is multidisciplinary research more highly cited? A macrolevel study
Jonathan M. Levitt, Mike Thelwall
July, 2008
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Self-citation as an impact-reinforcing mechanism in the science system
Anthony F.J. van Raan
May, 2008
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Selecting manuscripts for a high-impact journal through peer review: A citation analysis of communications that were accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition, or rejected but published elsewhere
Lutz Bornmann, Hans-Dieter Daniel
July, 2008
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Intellectual structure of human resources management research: A bibliometric analysis of the journal Human Resource Management, 1985-2005
Mariluz Fernandez-Alles, Antonio Ramos-Rodríguez
September, 2008
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Caveats for the use of citation indicators in research and journal evaluations
Loet Leydesdorff
Published Online: Nov 6 2007
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The impact factor, the h-index, the eigenfactor and other new bibliometric measures

Modifying the journal impact factor by fractional citation weighting: The audience factor
Michel Zitt, Henry Small
June, 2008
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Differences in impact factor across fields and over time
Benjamin M. Althouse, Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom, Theodore Bergstrom
August, 2008
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Distributional differences of the impact factor in the sciences versus the social sciences: An analysis of the probabilistic structure of the 2005 journal citation reports
Stephen J. Bensman
April, 2008
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Are there better indices for evaluation purposes than the h index? A comparison of nine different variants of the h index using data from biomedicine
Lutz Bornmann, Rüdiger Mutz, Hans-Dieter Daniel
Published Online: Feb 7 2008
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Citation counting, citation ranking, and h-index of human-computer interaction researchers: A comparison of Scopus and Web of Science
Lokman I. Meho, Yvonne Rogers
May, 2008
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A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in economics and business
Anne -Wil Harzing, Ron van der Wal
September, 2008
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Mathematical theory of the h- and g-index in case of fractional counting of authorship
Leo Egghe
Published Online: May 21 2008
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A proposal for a dynamic h-type index
Ronald Rousseau, Fred Y. Ye
Published Online: Jun 11 2008
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Eigenfactor: Does the principle of repeated improvement result in better estimates than raw citation counts?
Philip M. Davis
August, 2008
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The DCI index: Discounted cumulated impact-based research evaluation
Kalervo Järvelin, Olle Persson
Published Online: May 12 2008
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Open access and usage

The citation advantage of open-access articles
Michael Norris, Charles Oppenheim, Fytton Rowland
July, 2008
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Usage impact factor: The effects of sample characteristics on usage-based impact metrics
Johan Bollen, Herbert Van de Sompel
Published Online: Dec 10 2007
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Local citation analysis, publishing and reading patterns: Using multiple methods to evaluate faculty use of an academic library's research collection
Concepción S. Wilson, Carol Tenopir
April, 2008
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Growth and obsolescence

Long-term variations in the aging of scientific literature: From exponential growth to steady-state science (1900-2004)
Vincent Larivičre, Éric Archambault, Yves Gingras
Published Online: Oct 18 2007
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