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Maxime Sainte-Marie

Lexical diversity as an indicator of journal scope

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  • Philippe Mongeon
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  • Maxime Sainte-Marie
  • Marc André Simard, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, l’Université de Montréal, Canada

This work-in-progress proposes that the semantic similarity of articles published in a journal can be used to quantify the scope of the journal. Preliminary results of an analysis of a set of Library and Information Science (LIS) journals show that journals with a known broader scope have flatter, left-skewed similarity distributions, with lower averages, that can be used to identify the papers that best fit the journals in which they are published. Finally, we find different patterns regarding the evolution over time of the journals’ scope.

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 pages2
PublisherInternational Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Publication year2019
Pages2547-2548
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
Volume2

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