Scientometrics

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 65–81 | Cite as

A bibliotheconomic analysis of the impact factors of scientific disciplines

  • G. Van Hooydonk
  • R. Gevaert
  • G. Milis-Proost
  • H. Van De Sompel
  • K. Debackere
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Abstract

An attempt is made to correlate bibliometric data of journals (impact factors, half-life) for scientific disciplines in the exact sciences to bibliotheconomic data (subscription prices, prices per article and holdings). Data are presented for 5399 journals in 131 disciplines, as mentioned in theJournal Citation Reports 1900 (Science Citation Index).

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Van Hooydonk
    • 1
  • R. Gevaert
    • 1
  • G. Milis-Proost
    • 1
  • H. Van De Sompel
    • 1
  • K. Debackere
    • 2
  1. 1.Ghent University LibraryGhent(Belgium)
  2. 2.School for ManagementUniversity of GhentGhent(Belgium)

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