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ISSN: 2638-5945

Open Access Journal of Oncology and Medicine

Research Article(ISSN: 2638-5945)

Librarians who Request for Reprints Including those in Oncology

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Wilson Ib Onuigbo*

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    • Medical Foundation and Clinic, 8Nsukka Lane, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Wilson Ib Onuigbo, Medical Foundation and Clinic, 8 Nsukka Lane, Enugu, Nigeria

Received: July 09, 2018;   Published: July 16, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJOM.2018.02.000136

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Abstract

A 13-year retrospective study of reprint requestors was undertaken with special reference to those from research libraries. It was found that 2.8 percent of the total 2,053 requests were from such librarians. They preponderated in USA, East Germany, Australia, France and Britain. The reason for their requests included Reprint Library acquisitions and exhibition purposes. The librarians tended to ask for reprints from foreign rather than local Journals. All indications are that the reprint has played an important role in scientific communication. In particular, the librarians, who work in research libraries, deserve special scrutiny.

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