Citation analysis for collection development: A study of international relations journal literature

Li Zhang
2007 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
By examining citations in international relations journal articles published between 2000 and 2005, this study reveals that international relations scholars more heavily rely on books rather than on journals. Less than 2% of the citations are from electronic resources. Materials in foreign languages are utilized insignificantly, with English language citations dominating the research literature. The analysis of subject scatter details the main disciplines that are associated with international
more » ... elations research. Qualitative scholars cite a higher proportion of monographic literature, while quantitative scholars display a higher journal citation rate.
doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2007.11.001 fatcat:ul5bncrdyfbhjifymgxikvx2bu