The Half-Life and Obsolescence of the Literature Science Area: a contribution to the understanding the chronology of citations in academic activity.

  • Luiza Hiromi Arao Federal Universityof Rio de Janeiro
  • Maria José Veloso da Costa Santos Federal Universityof Rio de Janeiro
  • Vânia Lisbôa Silveira Guedes Federal Universityof Rio de Janeiro

Abstract

This paper develops a bibliometric analysis in Literature Science area in order to determinate the Half-Life and Obsolescence of this field of knowledge.They were based on citations that are in the References section and included in dissertation and theses from the Post-Graduate Program in Literature Science of the Belles-lettres School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Brazil in the periods of 2007/2008 and 2011/2012. It was concluded that the master’s degree and doctor’s degree students in Literature Science prefer to use books as a source of research. Therefore, books and book chapters were the material selected for the calculation of Half-Life of literature. The results indicate that in Literature Science area the half-life is 14 years, by the citation analysis in theses and dissertations defended in the 2007/2008 period and 15 years for the 2011/2012 period. 

Published
2017-06-06
How to Cite
ARAO, Luiza Hiromi; COSTA SANTOS, Maria José Veloso da; SILVEIRA GUEDES, Vânia Lisbôa. The Half-Life and Obsolescence of the Literature Science Area: a contribution to the understanding the chronology of citations in academic activity.. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 603-610, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/271>. Date accessed: 11 july 2020.