DOI:  10.5191/jiaee.2010.17104

Abstract

The Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education (JIAEE) has been an outlet of international agricultural development and education publishing and research dissemination and publishing. The purpose of this study was to assess ten-years of JIAEE to determine literature cited. The study used a quantitative content analysis design. Analyzed in this study were 144 research articles published in JIAEE issues I and III, from 1997 through 2006. There were 2,286 cited literature works identified in the journal. The average number of citations per article was approximately 20. Cited works from premier agricultural education journals were tracked for citation frequencies, in terms of author(s) and year of publication. A total of 234 references were made to premier journals in agricultural education. Citation analysis indicates that JIAEE relies heavily on books published prior to the 1990s. Published articles also cited other journals and conference proceedings produced within the international agriculture arena. JIAEE does not exhibit compactness, indicating that it reaches past its citation boundaries and into interrelated areas of other disciplines. However, it does exhibit weak self-identity meaning it does little to build upon research previously cited in JIAEE.

Keywords: cited literature, citationology, content analysis, Extension, agricultural education

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