Citation Type Analysis for Zagadnienia Informacji Naukowej – Studia Informacyjne (2016–2017)1

Marcin Roszkowski
2019 Zagadnienia informacji naukowej  
Purpose/Thesis: The article studies the types of citations in research articles published in the journal Zagadnienia Informacji Naukowej – Studia informacyjne (ZIN).Approach/Methods: The study applied a method of analysis of citations, supplemented by a typology of citations established by B. Peritz. The research set consisted of 34 research articles published in ZIN in 2016–2017. The study required a manual identification and categorization of the citations which featured in the set, and
more » ... the set, and correlating their types with the location in the article and the type of the article.Results and conclusions: The results of the study showed significant variations in the distribution of the citations in the article, depending on the type of the article. A major part of the identified citations featured in the state of the art, and in general discussions. The authors studied often referred to other works to establish a general critical consensus regarding the research problems they analysed, to support their own hypotheses, or to suggest directions for further research. More than a half of the articles studied made no citations of methodological character.Originality/Value: The article analyses the functions of the citations in the rhetoric structure of a research article concerned with information science, and offers a methodological critique of the research processes and tools.
doi:10.36702/zin.480 fatcat:ulhwxxqd4zhpnbr7n7bldj57i4