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Using the Co-Citation Network to Indicate Article Impact

Tarrant, David and Carr, Les (2011) Using the Co-Citation Network to Indicate Article Impact At Alt-Metrics Workshop @ Web Science 2011, Germany. 14 - 18 Jun 2011.

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Scholarly outputs are growing in number and frequency, driving the requirement to research new early indication metrics. Historically, citations have been used as an independent indication of the significance of scholarly material. However, citations are very slow to accrue since they can only be made by subsequently published material. This enforces a delay of a number of years before the citation impact of a publication can be accurately judged. Existing early indication metrics, such as download metrics and web based link analysis, have obtained correlation results. Brody finds a good correlation between download metrics and subsequent impact by citation, while Thelwall finds very little correlation between Google's PageRank and the number of links (or citations) to a web site, suggesting neither is a good surrogate indicator for the other. While valid studies, neither take account of the quality assessment factor of peer-review citation. This work presents an investigation into new metrics which utilize the co-citation network in order to rate a publications impact.

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Accepted/In Press date: June 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 14th to 18th June,2011
Venue - Dates: Alt-Metrics Workshop @ Web Science 2011, Germany, 2011-06-14 - 2011-06-18
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2011 14:41
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:21

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Author: David Tarrant
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD

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