The place of serials in referencing practices: Comparing natural sciences and engineering with social sciences and humanities

@article{Larivire2006ThePO,
  title={The place of serials in referencing practices: Comparing natural sciences and engineering with social sciences and humanities},
  author={Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and {\'E}ric Archambault and Yves Gingras and {\'E}tienne Vignola-Gagn{\'e}},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={997-1004}
}
Journal articles constitute the core documents for the diffusion of knowledge in the natural sciences. It has been argued that the same is not true for the social sciences and humanities where knowledge is more often disseminated in monographs that are not indexed in the journal-based databases used for bibliometric analysis. Previous studies have made only partial assessments of the role played by both serials and other types of literature. The importance of journal literature in the various… CONTINUE READING

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