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Analýza užívaných citačních stylů v publikacích autorů z lékařských, sportovních a přírodovědných oborů na Masarykově univerzitě

Title in English The analysis of citation styles used in publications of authors from medical, sports and natural sciences at the Masaryk university


Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source IT lib
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Web Webová stránka s plným textem
Field Documentation, library studies, information management
Keywords citation styles;citing;medicine;Masaryk University;publishing;natural sciences;sport sciences
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Description The study presents analysis of citation styles used in scientific journals by authors from several Masaryk University faculties. The results show the authors from the Faculty of Medicine followed the citation style Vancouver/NLM (32. 42% of cases) and the citation style ISO 690 (12.71 %). The authors from the Faculty of Sports Studies followed the APA style (38.24 %), ISO 690 (6.86 %) and Vancouver/NLM (5.39 %). In the case of the Faculty of Science, its authors mainly followed journals‘ own citation style (46.60 %). Well-known citation styles were followed only by authors of astrophysical papers (40.74 % followed AIP style) and ACS style was used by authors of biophysics (30.23 %), biochemistry (10.63 %) and chemistry (30 %). The Vancouver/NLM style can be taken as the most suitable citation style in medical disciplines. In the case of sports disciplines, the further research is needed to find if Vancouver/NLM can be determined as the most suitable style for sport disciplines than APA. Further research is also needed in the natural sciences. The results of this study show the analysis of used citation styles in the authors’ papers is not enough to decide a suitable citation style for the faculty or its departments. It could be possible in the future with a combination of various methods – a survey, an analysis of types of cited documents, and analysis of authors’ citation behavior as presented in this paper.