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A critical analysis of the impact of Island Studies Journal: retrospect and prospect


Stratford, E, A critical analysis of the impact of Island Studies Journal: retrospect and prospect, Island Studies Journal, 10, (2) pp. 139-162. ISSN 1715-2593 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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This paper offers a critical review and reflection on the first decade of publishing of scholarly and review articles in Island Studies Journal. Following brief comments on the politics of publishing in any field, and in island studies per se, attention turns to consider how Island Studies Journal has contributed to and shaped the study of islands; reflect on what is written, by whom, using what broad methods of approach; and how the journal has tracked in terms of readership and citations. The final part of the paper advances a number of recommendations for the journal in its next decade, and invites both the community of scholars who identify as island scholars, and affiliates and allies in other fields, to be more strategic, active, and consistent in using this important scholarly resource.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:island studies, publishing, biometric analysis, impact, scholarship, knowledge production, Island Studies Journal, scholarship
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:104377
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2015-11-11
Last Modified:2021-01-29
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