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Title: Bibliometric study on three journals of electronic commerce.
Authors: Mao, Yanlan.
Keywords: DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Bibliography
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: In this dissertation, the publication patterns of three electronic commerce journals, namely, the International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), and the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (JOCEC) were studied. Five years of bibliometric information, from 2004 to 2008, were retrieved from the Web of Science database, and to ensure accuracy, the records were counter-checked with those the ScienceDirect database. They were then analysed using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. In terms of annual publication counts, ECRA has the most (154 articles) articles. It is followed by IJEC (110 articles), and JOCEC (74 articles.). ECRA is the most consistent in terms of the mode authorship and it has a mode of two authors per article over each of the five years. JOCEC has a mode of two authors for 2004, 2005 and 2006, and a mode of three authors per paper for the 2006, 2007 and 2008. IJEC has a mode of two authors per paper for 2004, 2005 and 2008, and a mode of three authors per paper for 2006 and 2007. The extent of collaboration in each journal was determined using their collaborative index (CI), degree of collaboration (DC) and collaborative coefficient (CC). CI values ranged from 2.38 to 2.63, DC from 0.85 to 0.88, and CC from 0.50 to 0. 53. This indicates that there were no significant changes in the extent of collaboration over the five years. These results were also compared with those published by other researchers in the areas of business and computer science. Lastly, the prolific authors for each of the journals were identified and ranked using three measures, whole counting, fractional counting, and first-author counting. An overwhelming majority of the prolific authors worked in the United States, which is unsurprising, given that e-commerce first took hold in there.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
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