B – Conference proceedings as a source of scientific information

Lisée C, Larivière V, Archambault É. Conference proceedings as a source of scientific information: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2008;59(11):1776-1784
Doi: 10.1002/asi.20888

This article examines the scientific impact and aging of conference proceedings compared to those of scientific literature in general. Results show that the relative importance of proceedings is diminishing over time, and that the scientific impact of proceedings is losing ground to other types of scientific literature in nearly all fields. Thus proceedings have a relatively limited scientific impact, their relative importance is shrinking, and they become obsolete faster than the scientific literature in general.