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Title: Publications of the International Union of Geological Sciences: Their Influence on U.S. Geoscientists / Julie Hallmark Bichteler
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Keywords: Geoscience
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) http://www.geoinfo.org/
Citation: Publications of the International Union of Geological Sciences: Their Influence on U.S. Geoscientists. 1977. Proceedings of the Geoscience Information Society 7:1-16.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-1977-037
Abstract: Citations to IUGS publications are one indication of their quality and significance, availability to researchers, author's prestige, and amount of interest in the topic under investigation. Three to eight years' citation data were gathered for 1075 conference and symposium papers, data compilations, reviews, and bibliographies, taken from 26 selected IUGS publications. Citation rates for individual papers for a five-year period varied from 0 to 31 citations/paper/year, with an average of 0.48 citations/paper/year. Maximum rates were in the second and fourth years. Rates more than doubled for symposia and conferences published in journals rather than in separate conference volumes, thus confirming the IUGS policy of encouraging publication in the journal literature. Citation data for time periods greater than five years showed again that publications of the geological sciences have a longer half-life than those of other disciplines. In publications with four years of data available, 55.1% of the papers were cited at least once during that time period; the range was 1% to 100%. Citations appeared in from 1 to 89 different journals per conference, a measure of breadth of influence and interdisciplinary appeal. In spite of low citation rates in some instances, publications sponsored by the IUGS are of considerable importance to the U.S. geoscience community.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/667
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