Bibliometric Research of International Scientific Conferences Proceedings in the Context of the Current Objectives of Library and Information Service
Lazarev, V. S. Bibliometric research of international scientific conferences proceedings in the context of current objectives of library and information service / V. S. Lazarev, O. K. Safonenko, D. A. Yunusova // Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Information Supply. – 2001. – Vol. 11, № 4. – P. 103-118.
The possibilities of the applications of the structure of bibliographical references in the proceedings of international scientific conferences for the management of information and library service are under discussion. On behalf of such research branches that do not have any specialized periodicals and which researchers are involved in other branches, too, it is demonstrated that the international scientific conference proceedings could be the only reliable source of references that adequately represent such branches and could be used for corresponding bibliometric studies. The results of the studies of disciplinary, chronological and species structures of references cited in the proceedings of the conferences in magnetic fluids and in bone marrow purging and processing are featured and discussed. Some results of detailed citation study of the citedness of particular authors are also presented. It is shown that the practice of taking into account the citation figures referring to only the first co-authors destroys the real picture of impact of individuals (in contrast to what Ferreiro, Ortega & Lara tried to demonstrate in 1977). The basic conclusion: there is a need in the bibliographical index of the proceedings of international scientific conferences of the citation index type.