Top Cited papers from Information Processing & Management

View Articles published in Information Processing & ManagementWelcome from Jim Jansen

Editor-in-chief, Information Processing & Management

This article selection coincides with the 80th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR).

The articles presented here are the two most highly cited articles published in Information Processing & Managementduring each respective decade from the seventies onward. The articles are based on citations from ScienceDirect, located by professionals from Elsevier. Although Information Processing & Management was founded in 1963, the earliest articles in ScienceDirect are from 1975, so for consistency, we start then.

As I reviewed the titles and read each of the articles, I looked for trends that tied them together, which is a natural tendency with both humans and many of the algorithms that we humans create. At first glance, the manuscripts might seem to be a dichotomous bunch, but there is a trend that speaks well for Information Processing & Management as an outlet for a certain type of research manuscript. The phrase that best describes this trend to me is computational information science.

Based on the articles here, and many of the other articles published in Information Processing & Management, it seems that computational information science shows a respect for mixed methods and the strengths of the combined quantitative and qualitative approaches. An appreciation for both the algorithmic and the heuristic. Esteem for both the number and word. Given this, it is no wonder that these articles are highly cited – they appeal to, and have an impact across many domains!

Please enjoy these impactful and highly cited research articles!

These articles are free for you to access online until 2 April 2018.

A collaborative filtering similarity measure based on singularities

Volume 48, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 204-217
Jesús Bobadilla, Fernando Ortega, Antonio Hernando

Theories, methods and current research on emotions in library and information science, information retrieval and human–computer interaction

Irene Lopatovska, Ioannis Arapakis
Volume 47, Issue 4, July 2011, Pages 575-592

A systematic analysis of performance measures for classification tasks

Marina Sokolova, Guy Lapalme
Volume 45, Issue 4, July 2009, Pages 427-437

Real life, real users, and real needs: a study and analysis of user queries on the web

Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink, Tefko Saracevic
Volume 36, Issue 2, 1 March 2000, Pages 207-227

Information behaviour: An interdisciplinary perspective

T.D. Wilson
Volume 33, Issue 4, July 1997, Pages 551-572

Task complexity affects information seeking and use

Katriina Byström, Kalervo Järvelin
Volume 31, Issue 2, March–April 1995, Pages 191-213

Recent trends in hierarchic document clustering: A critical review

Peter Willett
Volume 24, Issue 5, 1988, Pages 577-597

Term-weighting approaches in automatic text retrieval

Gerard Salton, Christopher Buckley
Volume 24, Issue 5, 1988, Pages 513-523

A conceptual framework for fuzzy query processing—A step toward very intelligent database systems

Valiollah Tahani
Volume 13, Issue 5, 1977, Pages 289-303

Citation influence for journal aggregates of scientific publications: Theory, with application to the literature of physics

Gabriel Pinski, Francis Narin
Volume 12, Issue 5, 1976, Pages 297-312