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Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact

Brody, Tim, Harnad, Stevan and Carr, Les (2006) Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact Journal of the American Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 57, (8), pp. 1060-1072.

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Abstract

Abstract: The use of citation counts to assess the impact of research articles is well established. However, the citation impact of an article can only be measured several years after it has been published. As research articles are increasingly accessed through the Web, the number of times an article is downloaded can be instantly recorded and counted. One would expect the number of times an article is read to be related both to the number of times it is cited and to how old the article is. This paper analyses how short-term Web usage impact predicts medium-term citation impact. The physics e-print archive -- arXiv.org -- is used to test this.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1002/asi.20373
Keywords: open access, research impact, self-archiving, journal publication, downloads, citations
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 260713
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260713
PURE UUID: 91095922-3181-4ae1-af3e-e351e89b3df8
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 18 May 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:11

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Author: Tim Brody
Author: Stevan Harnad
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD

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