Citation and Collaboration Characteristics in Civil Engineering Research Projects

Aregbesola, Ayooluwa and Owolabi, Sola and Eyiolorunshe, Toluwani A. and Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome (2018) Citation and Collaboration Characteristics in Civil Engineering Research Projects. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology.

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Citation analysis focuses on examining the impact and the presumed quality of a particular author, article, journal, institution or a field of study based on level and frequency of citation, among other metrics. The essence of citation analysis most especially in higher institution of learning cannot be overemphasized. The study adopted Bibliometric method. A citation analysis of research projects submitted by graduates of the Department of Civil Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria. The study covered research projects submitted during 2016 to 2018. All the references of the research projects were examined in print form one after the other and the different types of cited materials were recorded according to the year. It was discovered that journal articles accounted for the highest citations, and this was followed by book and others. It was also discovered that most of the documents cited were between 2013-2016, and the average citation counts was high. The study also found that civil engineering students prefer current literature in carrying out their research work. The result also revealed that the students prefer multiple authorship materials than single author for their research project writing. Based on these findings, the paper concluded and recommended that the current practice of hybrid collection in the university library should be sustained, for serious academic research. Library should continue the annual subscription to books, journals (Prints) and electronic databases as they account for the quality of student’s projects, it was also recommended that supervisors should intensify effort in mentoring the students so as to have continuous improvement in the quality of projects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: FOLUKE DADA
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 14:36
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 08:08

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