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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services by Bhaskar Mukherjee

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Scholars’ motivation for hyperlinking

Objective:

To examine the pattern of hyperlinked references (citing and cited) in terms of language, sources of references, file format, top level domain pattern and self-citations of cited and citing references of OA articles.

Introduction

The term citation, in the literary sense, means a reference to a text that has been quoted, or the verbatim words of another speaker or writer that have been used in a write-up. In library and information science (LIS), a citation either means referencing another author’s work in an endnote or footnote, or being referenced in another author’s work. The former is defined as a cited reference and the latter as a citing reference. With the increasing involvement of ...

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