The bibliometrics of atmospheric environment

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Peter Brimblecombe
  • Carlota M. Grossi

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Journal / PublicationAtmospheric Environment
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Bibliometric analysis is an important tool in the management of a journal. SCOPUS output is used to assess the increase in the quantity of material in Atmospheric Environment and stylistic changes in the way authors choose words and punctuation in titles and assemble their reference lists. Citation analysis is used to consider the impact factor of the journal, but perhaps more importantly the way in which it reflects the importance authors give to papers published in Atmospheric Environment. The impact factor of Atmospheric Environment (2.549 for 2007) from the Journal Citation Reports suggests it performs well within the atmospheric sciences, but it conceals the long term value authors place on papers appearing in the journal. Reference lists show that a fifth come through citing papers more than a decade old. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Citation analysis, Citation half life, Content analysis, Impact factor

Citation Format(s)

The bibliometrics of atmospheric environment. / Brimblecombe, Peter; Grossi, Carlota M.

In: Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 9-12.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review