Single journal study of Malaysian journal of computer science: A bibliometric approach

Anyi, Kevin Wan Utap (2008) Single journal study of Malaysian journal of computer science: A bibliometric approach. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

This study examines bibliometrically Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) from 1985 to 2007. There were 272 articles and 4634 citations in MJCS being analyzed. The bibliometric data was retrieved from two open access online databases (EJUM and MyAIS). Citation data for the MJCS was obtained from Google Scholar. The result indicates a consistent trend in the publication productivity of MJCS. The authorship productivity does not follow exactly the n value of Lotka's law, being n = 2.85. The most productive authors are senior academicians in the discipline who also serve as the journal editorial members. Of the 424 authors, 76.18% are male authors while 18.87% are female. The highest percent of co-authorship are three and single author. The degree of collaboration varies from 0.25 to 0.95 calculated using Subramanyam formula. Collaborative research among authors contributing to MJCS is expanding. There are 274 (63.43%) authors who are geographically affiliated to Malaysia, followed by United Kingdom 27 (6.25%). Malaysian authors contributed the most articles with 182 (66.9%) articles. Most of the authors come from academic institutions (89.29%). The highest percentage of articles is produced by members of the same faculty of the same university (65.1%). Categorized articles using the ACM Computing Classification System (1998) shows computing methodologies is the top subject areas covered by the journal and neural network tops the list as the most frequently mentioned keyword. The average words per article title is 9.22. The average number of citations per article was 17. The authorship pattern of the citations shows mainly singleauthor (37.98%). Journal articles are the most frequently cited material (38.71%) followed by books (26.24%). The half-life of the citations is about 6 years. Authors cite company websites the most (49.80%). There are 20 articles (7.93%) contained journal self-citations. Google Scholar shows that there are 73 literatures citing MJCS articles. Eight articles receive the highest number of citations and they were published in 1997. Only 32 journal articles cite MJCS articles. There are 29 citations from Malaysia and 44 from foreign countries. MJCS receives the highest impact factor in 1999 with 0.1842, followed by 0.1250 in 1998 and 0.1053 in 2000. This indicates that articles published in issues from 1996 onwards attract more citations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: MS SITI NUR ATIKAH MOHAMAD RUSDI
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 02:47
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 02:47
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/240

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