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Matti Leikola (email)

Viitteiden käyttö Suomen metsäntutkimuksessa.

Leikola M. (1984). Viitteiden käyttö Suomen metsäntutkimuksessa. Silva Fennica vol. 18 no. 1 article id 5203. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15382

English title: The use of references in Finnish forest sciences


The purpose of this study was to examine the use or citations in Finnish forestry publications using source analysis. The material consisted of three of the four main series published in the field of forestry in Finland. The study was confined to three sample years in the middle of each decade during the period of 1910–1980.

The use of references in Finnish forestry sciences was abundant: from 30 to 60 references per report and from 1.1 to 1.7 references per page. The amount of self-citations varied from 6 to 9%. The half-time of the references was, in general, very long varying from 8–12 years in forest economics to 14–17 years in silviculture and forest biology. The amount of ”classical” publications was 4–11%. The amount to Finnish references was large varying from 30 to 59%. Anglo-Saxon series made 22–24%, Scandinavian 11–13%, German 7–9%, Russian 1–3% and French series less than one per cent of all references.

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Original keywords
metsätieteet; metsäntutkimus; tieteelliset julkaisut; tieteellinen kirjoittaminen; viiteanalyysi

English keywords
forest research; forest sciences; scientific publications; scientific writing; references

Published in 1984

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