ERIC Number: ED048874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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The Production, Dissemination, and Assimilation of Information Contained in Journal Articles in Geography.
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Research in Scientific Communication.
This study focuses on the production, dissemination, and assimilation of material published in the major journals on geography. The "core" journals selected for the study were: "Economic Geography,""Geographical Review,""Annals of AAG" and "Professional Geographer." The tangential journal included was: "Journal of Geography." The "core" journals are those which form the core of the journal literature and the "tangential" journal forms the periphery of this journal literature. This study traced the prepublication dissemination of the main content of the article, from the beginning of work by the author to the time of publication. In Part I, the following topics are discussed in detail: (1) background characteristics of the authors, (2) prepublication schedule of the work published, (3) scope and effect of prepublication reports, (4) submission of manuscripts to journals, (5) continuity of work in geography, and (6) availability of information contained in the journal article from secondary sources. The main body of the report deals with general findings, while each of the appendices deals with more detailed comparisons such as American and foreign authors (Appendix A) and articles published in the journals studied (Appendix B). The second study reported deals with the group of persons whom the authors in the journals studied cited as conducting work in the same subject-matter areas as those of their own articles. (NH)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Research in Scientific Communication.