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Women's studies: a bibliometric profile of the formative years.

Cronin, Blaise, Davenport, Elisabeth and Martinson, Anna (1997) Women's studies: a bibliometric profile of the formative years. Journal of Documentation, 53 (2). pp. 123-138. ISSN 0022 0418

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    Abstract/Description

    Women‘s studies has emerged as a recognised academic specialty in recent years. We explored the social structure of the field by analysing bibliometrically all scholarly articles (n = 1,302) and acknowledgements (n = 595) appearing in three pioneering journals over a twenty year period. We analysed authors (n = 1,504) and acknowledgees (n = 3,252) in terms of gender. We also conducted a content analysis of all editorial statements (n = 135) published by the three journals. Our results demonstrate the highly gendered nature of the field and the incompatibility of its publicly stated objectives

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0022 0418
    Electronic ISSN: 1758 7379
    Uncontrolled Keywords: academic staff; bibliographic standards; women;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
    300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 303 Social processes
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    Item ID: 3122
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 14:45
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2013 17:44
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3122

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