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Information 2013, 4(4), 351-366; doi:10.3390/info4040351
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Suborganizations of Institutions in Library and Information Science Journals

Received: 25 June 2013; in revised form: 19 August 2013 / Accepted: 26 September 2013 / Published: 9 October 2013
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Abstract: In this paper, we analyze Web of Science data records of articles published from 1991 to 2010 in library and information science (LIS) journals. We focus on addresses of these articles’ authors and create citation and collaboration networks of departments which we define as the first suborganization of an institution. We present various rankings of departments (e.g., by citations, times cited, PageRank, publications, etc.) and highlight the most influential of them. The correlations between the individual departments are also shown. Furthermore, we visualize the most intense citation and collaboration relationships between “LIS” departments (many of which are not genuine LIS departments but merely affiliations of authors publishing in journals covered by the specific Web of Science category) and give examples of two basic research performance distributions across departments of the leading universities in the field.
Keywords: departments; ranking; PageRank; citations; collaborations departments; ranking; PageRank; citations; collaborations
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Fiala, D. Suborganizations of Institutions in Library and Information Science Journals. Information 2013, 4, 351-366.

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Fiala D. Suborganizations of Institutions in Library and Information Science Journals. Information. 2013; 4(4):351-366.

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Fiala, Dalibor. 2013. "Suborganizations of Institutions in Library and Information Science Journals." Information 4, no. 4: 351-366.


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