Has Government Information on the Internet Affected Citation Patterns? A Case Study of Population Studies Journals

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Abstract

To examine scholars' use of government information in electronic format, the author studied issues of four population studies journals for the years 1990 and 2000 to determine citation patterns to government information. The total number of citations to government documents increased during this 10-year period, although the proportion of government citations decreased in relationship to the total number of citations. Only one journal studied showed an increase in citations to government information sources; it was also the only journal with a significant number of citations to electronic government information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-401
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Government Information
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

Keywords

  • Citation analysis
  • Government information
  • Internet
  • Population studies
  • Scholarly research
  • User studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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