Accession Number : ADA473602


Title :   The Seminal Literature of Anthrax Research


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Kostoff, Ronald N ; Morse, Stephen A ; Oncu, Serkan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473602.pdf


Report Date : May 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : A chronically weak area in research papers, reports, and reviews is the complete identification of seminal background documents that formed the building blocks for these papers. A method for systematically determining these seminal references is presented. Citation-Assisted Background (CAB) is based on the assumption that seminal documents tend to be highly cited. Application of CAB to the field of Anthrax research is presented. While CAB is a highly systematic approach for identifying seminal references, it is not a substitute for the judgment of the researchers, and serves as a supplement.


Descriptors :   *ANTHRAX , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , LITERATURE SURVEYS , VACCINES , ZOONOTIC DISEASES , BACILLUS ANTHRACIS , SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE , CLINICAL MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE