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Title:Acknowledgement Patterns in Research Articles: a Bibliometric Study based on Journal of Natural Rubber Research 1986-1997
Auhtor(s): Tiew Wai Sin ,B. K. Sen ,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:7, No 1
Year:2002
Keywords:Journal of Natural Rubber Research; Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia; Acknowledgements; Natural Rubber; Bibliometrics; Informetrics; Scientometrics
Abstract:Analyses the acknowledgements included in the research articles and short communications published in Journal of Natural Rubber Research (1986-1997) in respect of types, frequency of occurrence, individuals acknowledged, etc. Results indicate that 74% items contain acknowledgements; an average acknowledgement per item is 2.2; the most common type of acknowledgments relates to technical support. Peer interactive communication accounts for 44% of the total acknowledgements. The result of the study substantiates the earlier findings that a small number of individuals are highly acknowledged and the rest are acknowledged infrequently.
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