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Top 100 journals in ticTOCs tables of contents service

Posted by Roddy MacLeod on April 8, 2009

Some pretty interesting statistics, taken from ticTOCs the journal tables of contents (TOCs) service, are available below. 

There are two lists.  The first one shows the ‘top 100 journals’ according to popularity of titles added by users of the ticTOCs service to their MyTOCs (explanation – those who have registered with ticTOCs (which is free) can save selected TOCs to a MyTOCs section so that the next time they visit they can see new TOC content, and thereby keep up-to-date with the literature on a regular basis).  Over 3,000 people have registered with ticTOCs since it was launched in December 2008, and so the list below is a snapshot of the most popular journal titles selected by those registrants. The figures show how many people have saved each journal title to their MyTOCs.

What is immediately obvious from looking at the first list is the fact that ticTOCs is being widely used by library and information professionals, but not yet by researchers in other disciplines.  Librarians seem to understand ticTOCs very quickly, and to get the message of how useful the service is if you want to keep up-to-date with scholarly literature.  But, I wonder, when are researchers in other disciplines going to catch on? 

ticTOCs has had a wonderful reception from the LIS community.  Now, we hope hope that the word will spread to the rest of the scholarly community. 

Library & Information Science Research

183

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

157

The Journal of Academic Librarianship

153

Library Review

147

Library Management

141

The Library Quarterly

132

New Library World

119

The International Information & Library Review

108

Library Hi Tech

106

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services

105

Journal of Information Science

97

The Electronic Library

97

The Library – current issue

96

Online Information Review

83

Ariadne Magazine

82

Library Hi Tech News

79

International Journal of Information Management

78

Aslib Proceedings

76

Reference Services Review

74

Nature

72

IFLA Journal

71

Journal of the American Society for Information Science

70

Information Retrieval

68

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

67

Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems

65

Health Information and Libraries Journal

64

Science

61

Library History

59

Education for Information

53

Collection Building

51

Serials Review

50

Journal of Documentation

50

Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community

49

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

49

Reference Reviews

49

Journal of Web Librarianship

47

Information Design Journal

45

SIMILE: Studies In Media & Information Literacy Education

45

Journal of Library Administration

44

OCLC Systems & Services

44

Journal of Library Metadata

44

Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning

43

Information Processing & Management

43

Ethics and Information Technology

42

Information Development

40

Archives and Museum Informatics

38

Interlending & Document Supply

36

Information Management & Computer Security

35

International Journal on Digital Libraries

33

Biomedical Digital Libraries

33

Journal of Information Ethics

33

Performance Measurement and Metrics

32

New England Journal of Medicine

32

Journal of Classification

32

Active Learning in Higher Education

31

Archival Science

31

New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship

31

The Lancet

30

Journal of the Society of Archivists

30

Scientific and Technical Information Processing

30

Records & Information Management Report

30

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association

29

Legal Information Management

28

The Indexer

26

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

25

Information, Knowledge, Systems Management

24

ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology

24

International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics

24

BMJ

24

Information Sciences

22

The Internet and Higher Education

22

Huntington Library Quarterly

22

Journal of Knowledge Management

22

Journal of Information Literacy

21

Notes and Queries – current issue

21

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

20

The Reference Librarian

20

Journal of the American Chemical Society

19

Higher Education Quarterly

19

Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

19

Communications in Information Literacy

19

Higher Education

18

Information Technology in Hospitality

18

Knowledge and Information Systems

17

New Directions for Higher Education

17

Interactive Learning Environments

16

Journal of Advanced Nursing

16

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

15

E-Learning

15

New Scientist

15

Higher Education Research & Development

15

American Journal of Education

15

Current Anthropology

15

Ciência da Informação

15

Annual Review of Anthropology

15

Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture

15

Ecology

15

Public Library Quarterly

15

The Information Society: An International Journal

14

Art History

14

 

The second list, below, shows the top 100 most viewed journals by those who have registered with ticTOCs.

Ariadne Magazine

Science

Nature

Library & Information Science Research

Library Hi Tech

The Journal of Academic Librarianship

American Economic Review

Library Review

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Economics of Education Review

ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology

Aslib Proceedings

Online Information Review

Targeted Oncology

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

The Library Quarterly

Library Management

New Library World

Journal of Information Science

The Electronic Library

Active Learning in Higher Education

IFLA Journal

Annals of the ICRP

Collection Building

The Library – current issue

Library Hi Tech News

Information Retrieval

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical S…

Oxford Review of Education

International Journal of Information Management

Performance Measurement and Metrics

Education for Information

Journal of the American Society for Information Sc…

Reference Services Review

D-Lib Magazine

Serials Review

Journal of Information Literacy

Energy

Information Sciences

The International Information & Library Review

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

BMJ

Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Archival Science

Art History

E-Learning

Journal of Documentation

Zeitschrift fur Germanistik

Cancer Letters

Journal of Library Administration

Progress in Aerospace Sciences

Oncology

Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Man…

Journal of Marketing

Journal of Knowledge Management

4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research

Contemporary Educational Psychology

World Wide Web

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Autism

Acta Materialia

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

Social Service Review

Journal of Web Librarianship

Acta Biomaterialia

Journal of the Society of Archivists

SIMILE: Studies In Media & Information Literacy Ed…

Reference Reviews

International Journal on Digital Libraries

AIAA Journal

British Journal of Educational Technology

Health Information and Libraries Journal

Program: Electronic Library and Information System…

Design Studies

Aerospace Science and Technology

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Healt…

Legal Information Management

New England Journal of Medicine

Physics of Fluids

American Journal of Psychiatry

Biomedical Digital Libraries

He@lth Information on the Internet

Notes and Queries – current issue

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Associati…

Journal of Classification

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

Annual Review of Anthropology

International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marke…

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engin…

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Archives and Museum Informatics

Tobacco Use Insights

European Journal of International Relations

Thorax

Library History

Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community

Lab on a Chip

Higher Education Quarterly

Supervision Magazine

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

 

Roddy MacLeod
Heriot-Watt University Library

 

2 Responses to “Top 100 journals in ticTOCs tables of contents service”

  1. Roddy,
    Interesting to see the list!
    There is one available for Zetoc Alert at http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/stats/topjnls.shtml
    On 1st April it showed Top 20 journals tiles as:
    1 BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 455
    2 LANCET -LONDON- 397
    3 NATURE -LONDON- 366
    4 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 252
    5 BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 251
    6 BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL 242
    7 JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 231
    8 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL 227
    9 SCIENCE -NEW YORK THEN WASHINGTON- 227
    10 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW 218
    11 BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY 203
    12 JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP 182
    13 BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY 181
    14 HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW 177
    15 BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES 176
    16 ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW 175
    17 SOCIAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE 172
    18 CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL 166
    19 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 159
    20 JOURNAL OF LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE 157

    Naturally there are differences between institutions, who can see their own Top 20 (via
    http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/stats/alert.html) e.g. top journal at Cambridge is: JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS.

    It will be interesting to monitor to see how the titles change as ticTOCs penetrates further!
    Cheers,
    Ross

  2. There’s a rogue closed bracket in the second link of Ross’ Comment. Try http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/stats/alert.html instead

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