The Impact of the Monographs Crisis on the Field of Communication

dc.contributor.authorYates, Steven D.
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Karen
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.coverage.temporal2010-2015
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-19T17:20:47Z
dc.date.available2019-03-19T17:20:47Z
dc.description.abstractThis study replicates and extends Yates and Chapman’s [(2007), Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 26(1), 39-51] study of references from Communication Monographs, Communication Research, and Journal of Communication for the years 2010 and 2015 to draw further conclusions on the use of monographs in journal literature in the field of communication. Results show that the use of monographs in these journals has been outpaced by references to journal articles by a ratio of 5 to 1. The references were further analyzed by date and publisher. The authors then selected a random sample of the monographs cited in the journals to explore the availability of these monographs in electronic format and found that many are available as ebooks, particularly the more recent titles. The authors also examined the references from a collection of scholarly books in communication from 2005, 2010, and 2015 and found that the use of monographs may be declining slightly. The most notable trend in these references was the increase in the number of references to items in other formats such as film, television, comic books, and websites. The authors conclude that the monographs crisis is indeed affecting citation patterns in the field of communication.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationChapman, K., Yates, S. (2017): The Impact of the Monographs Crisis on the Field of Communication. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43(3).
dc.identifier.issn0099-1333
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5449
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMonographs crisis
dc.subjectCitation analysis
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectEbooks
dc.subject.lcshElectronic books
dc.subject.lcshBibliographical citations
dc.titleThe Impact of the Monographs Crisis on the Field of Communicationen_US
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