Authorship, Citation, and Publication Characteristics Across 130 Years of the Journal of the American Chemical Society

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This article is a longitudinal bibliometric study of articles from six major universities published over 130 years of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). The Scopus API (Application Programming Interface) was used to download bibliographic metadata in multiple tables to create a relational database for automated data extraction and manipulation scripts to analyze publishing and citation indicators. The study examined several correlations between average number of institutional, non-institutional, single- and multiple-authored, and international authors per paper and citation counts; open access trends; and page count indicators. Also reported are the characteristics of highly cited papers and the average number of citations for articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-479
Number of pages24
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Issue number4
Early online dateAug 9 2023
StatePublished - 2023


  • Authorship
  • bibliometrics
  • chemistry journal
  • correlations
  • scholarly communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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