ERIC Number: ED197732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
The Journal Citation Reports as a Tool in Periodical Subscription Decisions: An Illustration and an Evaluation.
Leavy, Marvin D.
This discussion of the use of citation frequency data in judging a cluster or an entire collection of journals in academic libraries discusses the rationale for this methodology, and illustrates its application by examining citation counts in ISI's Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for periodicals in the area of communication research. The comparative merits of citation data and use/demand data are discussed, and it is concluded that citation frequency data are of more potential value to smaller academic libraries in evaluating their entire collection, and to larger libraries in evaluating sectors of journals and in storage decisions. Footnotes, three tables of data, and a list of 25 references are attached. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal Citation Reports
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Kansas Library Association (Hutchinson, KS, October 10, 1980).