ERIC Number: EJ1066488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Mapping the Literature of GIS
Scarletto, Edith A.
College & Research Libraries, v75 n2 p179-201 Mar 2014
This study analyzed citations in four journals, "Annals of the Association of American Geographers," "Cartography and Geographic Information Science," "International Journal of Geographical Information Science," and "Cartographic Journal," using Bradford's Law of Scattering to identify three influence zones indicating core and peripheral titles in the study areas of GIS. Journals were ranked resulting in twenty-three core journals and 187 secondary journals. Scores for relevant indexing/abstracting services are also given to describe access points and coverage. The results can assist librarians and collection managers to support research in their institutions where GIS is both used and studied.
Descriptors: Geography, Information Science, Information Science Education, Citation Analysis, Periodicals, Academic Libraries, Reading Material Selection, Selection Criteria, Reputation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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