By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A new study on Information Technology is now available. According to news reporting out of Barcelona, Spain, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This article provides an overview of studies that have used citation analysis in the field of humanities in the period 1951 to 2010. The work is based on an exhaustive search in databasesparticularly those in library and information scienceand on citation chaining from papers on citation analysis."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Barcelona, "The results confirm that use of this technique in the humanities is limited, and although there was some growth in the 1970s and 1980s, it has stagnated in the past 2 decades. Most of the work has been done by research staff, but almost one third involves library staff, and 15% has been done by students. The study also showed that less than one fourth of the works used a citation database such as the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and that 21% of the works were in publications other than library and information science journals."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The United States has the greatest output, and English is by far the most frequently used language, and 13.9% of the studies are in other languages."
For more information on this research see: Sixty years of citation analysis studies in the humanities (1951-2010). Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(8):1751-1755. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Ardanuy, University of Barcelona, Dept. of Bibliotecon & Documentacio, Edifici UB St, Barcelona 08014, Catalonia, Spain. Additional authors for this research include .
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