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|Other Titles:||The Impact of the Citation Formats on Citation Analysis: From Scholarly Publishing to Scholarly Communication Effect|
Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies
Scholarly communication nearly always traces its development by examining the uses of citation and peer review in which have become the two mainstreams of publication. It is a compound of qualitative and quantitative features that to mainstreams have kept intact. Nevertheless, the citation analysis based on a particular documentation style has become a quantitative research of quality. A study of citation format or documentation style should be treated as the core issue of citation indexing lies. It is believed that a well-established and disciplinary citation analysis technique with documentation style will be of a fundamental rules for developing the decent scholarly communication environment. This article explores the efficiencies and influences of three notable styles, the APA, the Chicago (Turabian) and the MLA. On their problems of citation analysis. While there are problems on documentation styles unification, features, indirect source citing and even for the fairness of citation count, there is the solution that documentation style is the fundamentals of scholarly communication and of scholarly publishing.
|Appears in Collections:||圖書館學與資訊科學|
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