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Scholarly communication through journals based on a case study of Croatian scholarly philosophical journals

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Zagorac, Ivana. (2010). Scholarly communication through journals based on a case study of Croatian scholarly philosophical journals. Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske, 52(1/4). pp. 89-105. ISSN 0507-1925

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Abstract

Scientific journals are an extremely important means of communication in science. This paper focuses on the presentation of possibilities that journals offer to their readers. In other words, it is an attempt to analyse the elements which indicate the use of journals. The research deals with three Croatian philosophical journals (Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Filozofska istraživanja, Prolegomena) and the articles published in those journals in 2004 and 2005. Throughout the above mentioned period the elements examined in those journals show a high level of similarity, which allowed the establishment of common criteria for analysis and comparison. The first part of the paper focuses on the elements which were neglected in the (few) existing analysis of Croatian philosophical journals: type of texts published, texts’ overview on the basis of the authors’ institutions (in Croatia and abroad) and the ratio between male and female authors of the published texts. The second part deals with the level of quotation of journals. This part contains data regarding the use of journal bibliography by the authors who have published articles in the three aforementioned Croatian scholarly philosophical journals, as well as a list of the most frequenlty quoted journals which is more closely analyzed. The final data show that despite the equally wide programme frameworks, one of the three Croatian scholarly philosophical journals diverges largely in comparison with the other two concerning its reading level by the authors. Furthermore, the analysis has shown the authors’ aversion towards journal bibliography in foreign languages, their tendency to use older journal bibliography (2/3 of the articles quoted were published before 2000) and the fact that only a third of all the authors use journals registered in the ISI database of the Thompson Institute.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: scholarly communication, Croatian scholarly philosophical journals, cited journals, journals’ visibility
Subjects: Philosophy
Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 10:35
URI: http://darhiv.ffzg.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4096

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