TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF NOKOBIT – A BIBLIOMETRIC STUDY OF IMPACT
NOKOBIT is an important annual event for many Norwegian information systems researchers. Yet, national conferences are regarded by some researchers as merely being meeting points of lower scientific standards. To assess the importance of NOKOBIT in the research community a bibliometric analysis of past NOKOBIT papers was conducted based on available national sources and Google Scholar. Data collection was challenging due to incomplete publication records. The results show that some NOKOBIT papers do attract a substantial number of citations. Moreover, the ratio of papers that is cited is encouraging and represents a positive sign of health for the conference in terms of relevance and quality. Our results suggest NOKOBIT proceedings make a worthwhile contribution to the research community. We recommend that NOKOBIT organizers place more effort on making full-text proceedings and its meta-information more consistently accessible.