A new scientific paper “Comparative analysis of book citations in social science journals by Central and Eastern European authors“ by prof. Maja Jokić, Ph.D., Andrea Mervar, Ph.D. and Stjepan Mateljan was published in Scientometrics, 120 (3).
This study aims to assess the role of authored and edited books in scholarly communication through citation analysis. It focuses on social science journal articles written by authors from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The sample for book citation analysis were references (n = 1,033,926) from research articles (n = 35,501) published in 2,726 journals indexed in Scopus, where at least one author was from a CEE country. The study suggests sociology is a field where books are almost equally represented in cited references (47%) as articles, while book citations are much less represented in the fields of psychology (28%), economics and business (27%), and information and library science (24%). Additionally, the core book authors were identified across scientific fields, and differences in citing books covered by Scholarly Publishers Indicators versus books published by local/regional publishers were explored.
The paper is available at the link: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/840/.