The coverage of Malaysian scholarly journals by international indexing and abstracting services; an assessment of their visibility and common characteristics.

Zainab, A.N. (1997) The coverage of Malaysian scholarly journals by international indexing and abstracting services; an assessment of their visibility and common characteristics. Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, 2 (1). pp. 13-30. ISSN 1394-6234

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Abstract

Studies the extent of coverage of the Malaysian scholarly journals by 23 major international indexing and abstracting services (12 services are in science, technology and medical (STM) disciplines and 11 are in the arts, humanities and the social sciences (AHSS)). A total of 54 Malaysian scholarly journals are identified (43 in the STM and 11 in AHSS disciplines) as being covered by these services. The journals and the articles which each contains therein are categorised as being "visible" as the bibliographic information about the articles can be retrieved via published international databases on CD-ROMs or in printed versions of the indexes and abstracts which are available to most international researchers. A closer study of some "visible" journals reveals that 15 (28%) are published by the University of Malaya, 8 (15%) by Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 3 (5%) by other universities, 6 (11%) by associations and societies, and 22 (41%) by government agencies and others. The journals possess a number of common characteristics and features such as; regularity in publication frequency (the majority are published semi-annually); appropriate printing format and style; English as the publication medium; support from international reviewers who work closely with local editorial board members, and a high proportion of foreign papers.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Zainab, A.N.(Department of Library & Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology Building, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Additional Information: University of Malaya, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, MLIS Programme
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scholarly Periodicals; Indexing Services; Abstracting Services
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Library & Information Science Unit
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 19:45
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2098

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