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Maxime Sainte-Marie

Are special issues that special? Distinctiveness and impact of special issues in LIS journals

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  • Maxime Sainte-Marie
  • Philippe Mongeon
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  • Vincent Larivière, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, École de Bibliothéconomie et des Sciences de l'Information, Univ Quebec Montreal, University of Quebec, University of Quebec Montreal, CIRST, OST, Canada

Whether as periodical conference spinoffs or extraordinary journal digressions, Special Issues, are a common yet unexplored area of scholarly communication. In this research, content and citation analysis of Special Issues in Library & Information Science Journals indexed in the Web of Science shows that special issues are distinct from regular issues “contentwise”, yet indiscernible “citationwise”, thus leaving their existence and persistence unexplained from a publisher’s economic perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsGiuseppe Catalano, Cinzia Daraio, Martina Gregori, Henk F. Moed, Giancarlo Ruocco
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Publication year2019
Pages1122-1127
ISBN (Electronic)9788833811185
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019
LandItaly
ByRome
Periode02/09/201905/09/2019
Series17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings
Volume1

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