Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library Science 4: 173-180 (1966)

原著論文Original Article

雑誌論文引用形式の簡略化Simplified bibliographical references to journal articles

発行日:1966年7月1日Published: July 1, 1966

This writer stresses the need of simplified forms of bibliographical references to journal articles and explains it in 6 chapters.

  1. Literature citation systems are grouped in A (list at end), B (footnotes), C (in-text), and subdivided into A-1 (alphabetical arrangement without numbering), A-2 (alphabetical arrangement with numbering), A-3 (numerical arrangement by order of citation), B-1, (full footnotes), B-2 (simple footnotes with a separate list) and C. Examining merits and demerits of each, the writer recommends A-2 as his preference. Table 1 is the result of the writer's survey on literature citation systems in 300 medical journals, and it indicates the prevalence of A-2 (60%).
  2. The simplification of author entries is discussed: Initials of first and middle names are parenthesized. The mark & replaces and, und, et and so forth. The abbreviation etc. is used instead of and others, et alii, and so forth.
  3. The discussion is concentrated upon brief titles of journals, especially upon initial-letter abbreviation. And the need of international coordination and control on abbreviations is emphasized.
  4. The writer discusses how to indicate volume numbers and dates of publication, comparing Bishop's Coden (date omitted) with Reid's Sigils (volume omitted).
  5. Pagination is the subject. The writer maintains that such abbreviations as pp., p., ff., f. can be eliminated, and that only the first page, neither inclusive pages nor a particular page cited, should be indicated.
  6. Some concrete examples are shown. Commenting on Shera's objection to Dunkin, the writer concludes that librarians are generally conservative about forms of bibliographical references because they can not be free from the curse of descriptive cataloging.

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