Are book publications disappearing from scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities?

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Are book publications disappearing from scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities?

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Are book publications disappearing from scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities?
Author: Engels T.Starčič A. I.Kulczycki E.Pölönen J.Sivertsen G.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 774
End Page: 780
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: In the social sciences and humanities book publishing takes a prominent role, both in terms of communicating with international peers and with a broader intelligentsia (Hicks, 2004; Verleysen & Engels, 2014). Empirical evidence regarding the evolution of the share of scholarly book publications in the total volume of scholarly publications in a given country is rare. In this study we intend to fill this gap with an analysis of the comprehensive coverage data on the share of peer reviewed book publications (book chapters, edited volumes and monographs) that are available from Flanders and Slovenia for the period 2004 to 2015. We supplement these data with data on peer reviewed book chapters and monographs from Norway for the period 2005-2015 as well as data on all types of peer reviewed book publishing for the period 2009 to 2014 for Poland and 2011 to 2015 for Finland.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65259
 

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