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ERIC Number: EJ537878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Can RANK Be Used to Generate a Reliable Author List for Cocitation Studies?
Alger, Jeff
College & Research Libraries, v57 n6 p567-74 Nov 1996
Investigated DIALOG's RANK command to generate a list of prominent authors in biodiversity for use in cocitation studies. Concluded that RANK did not retrieve a quality set because highly cited authors of general texts presented a misaligned picture of specialization. Suggests that limiting citations to journal articles would present a more accurate picture of the field. (PEN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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