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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services by Bhaskar Mukherjee

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Web citation analysis of journals’ contents

Objectives:

To measure the web citations of OA journals to identify highly cited authors and highly cited subjects.

To measure the Impact Factor and Immediacy Index of OA journals in LIS.

Introduction

During the last few decades, journal impact has been measured mostly by counting citations available in the citation database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). In 1955, Garfield, the founder of the ISI (now part of Thomson), proposed a bibliographic system for scientific literature named ‘Citation Indexes for Science’. ISI’s database was initially developed for cross-reference literature searches and identification of individual scientists working on a particular topic (Adam, 2002 ...

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