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Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact

Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact
Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact
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.
open access, research impact, self-archiving, journal publication, downloads, citations
1060-1072
Brody, Tim
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Harnad, Stevan
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Carr, Les
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Brody, Tim
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Harnad, Stevan
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Carr, Les
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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), 1060-1072.

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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: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260713
PURE UUID: 91095922-3181-4ae1-af3e-e351e89b3df8
ORCID for Stevan Harnad: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6153-1129
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 18 May 2005
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:19

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