Journals are effective tools in publicizing updated information, and reflect interactions of information on a certain field of knowledge. This study used citation analysis to identify the current knowledge trends found in the Philippine Journal of Nutrition during the period of 2001-2011. Citation analysis is a practical basis for an effective collection development of libraries. Seventy-eight articles were analyzed and extracted a total of 1,530 citations. Data was encoded into a statistical software and then analyzed through frequency counts and descriptive statistics. The study revealed the following findings: the most cited bibliographic format in PJN was journal article with 52.5% of the total citations followed by book and book chapter with 16.9% ; the most cited journal title was The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (67.3% of 804 journal articles) followed by Philippine Journal of Nutrition (29.4%). The highly cited title was the Philippine nutrition: facts and figures (10 citations). The predominant country of publication was the United States with (39.3%) followed by Philippines that was cited 363 times. The most cited author in PJN was the World Health Organization with 70 citations followed by Food and Research Institute with 65 citations; predominant publishers cited in PJN was American Society of Clinical Nutrition with 127 citation followed by WHO with 82 citation. The age of cited materials in PJN was 6 years and for individual year, 1998 was the citation peak. Food and Beverages received the highest subject frequency count in PJN (15.4%) followed by Technology, Industry and Agriculture (12.8%).
Mae Shaani S. Sabio, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Stream: Librarianship - Publishing
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