Citations and usage – links and resources

Links and resources for citations and usage

Literature, education & information
  • MyRI – An Open Access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awarenessLiterature and studies
  • An overview of studies can be found here [find and insert link!]
  • Access, Usage and Citation Metrics: What Function for Digital Libraries and Repositories in Research Evaluation? An overview by Chris Armbruster of alternative evaluation metrics from January 2008
  • Does the arXiv lead to higher citations and reduced publisher downloads for mathematics articles? A paper from 2007 showing that articles deposited in the arXiv received 35% more citations on average than non-deposited articles (an advantage of about 1.1 citations per article). The paper discusses possible reasons for the increase, including the idea that authors deposit their better articles in arXiv. It is suggested the arXiv and publishers’ websites may be fulfilling distinct functional needs of the reader.
  • Interesting Blog post about Open Access Journals with an Impact Factor with a link to an overview in Google docs of OA journals with an IF (2009).
  • Citebase Search: ‘Citebase Search is a semi-autonomous citation index for the free, online research literature. It harvests pre- and post- prints (most author self-archived) from OAI-PMH compliant archives, parses and links their references and indexes the metadata in a search engine.’
  • MESUR, the project’s major objective is enriching the toolkit used for the assessment of the impact of scholarly communication items, and hence of scholars, withmetrics that derive from usage data.
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