Dissertation Information for Sulistyo Basuki
- Sulistyo Basuki
- Library and Information Science
- Case Western Reserve University (USA) (1984)
- William Goffman
- Morris Rossabi
- Thomas Gleason Morris
- Tefko Saracevic
MPACT Status: Fully Complete
Title: A citation analysis of agricultural and medical journals published in less developed countries with special reference to the region of Africa Sub-Sahara, Latin America and Southeast Asia
Abstract: The object of this study is to test the following hypotheses (1) an obscure medical journal published in Less Developed countries (LOCs) needs two steps or less to teach the highly cited international medical journals (2)medical journals published in-LDCs tend to cite international journals (3) agricultural journals published in LDCs tend to cite locally, nationally and regionally published agricultural jour;nals (4) in journal communication graphs, regionally published agricultural journals are more visible than regionally published medical journals (5) the most synthetic journals in journal communication graphs are international journals.
For this study three regions were selected, they were Africa sub-Sahara, Latin America and Southeast Asia. From each region, ten agricultural and ten medical source journals were selected, if possible those covered by major abstracting and indexing journals. The year selected is 1978 which is still within the half-life range of each discipline. From each source journal citation in the refrences were counted and the result was arranged accroding to the total number of the times the journal was cited. The sample for each source journal is the arbitrary 1% and 2% citation frequency to journal ciataions produced by source journals.
For testing the first hypothesis, graphs were made in order to determine the shortest path between source journals and test journals. For testing the second and third hypotheses, the journal citations are counted and sorted geographically into national, regional and international groups, then tested statistically. For testing the fourth hypothesis, communication graphs were used. These graphs were formed by mutual citation among source journals on the same citation frequency. Information measurement is used in communication graphs for, testing the hypothesis.
The test shows that the first hypothesis is not valid. However, if the test journals are limited to General Internal Medicine journals the hypothesiS is valid. Chi-square tests proved the validities of the second and third hypotheses. The fourth hypotheSis as well as the fifth hypothesis are valid.
The study shows that there are differences in citation patterns and communication graphs between agricultural and medical source journals. The cause of differences were atributed to the nature of each discipline, agriculture being more locally oriented than medicine.
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