FW: New Study Claims Citations Narrow as Journals Move Online
eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Wed Jul 23 13:02:22 EDT 2008
I believe this study has been widely quoted and discussed it not on
Sigmetrics, then elsewhere. Best wishes. EG
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Subject: New Study Claims Citations Narrow as Journals Move Online
I read a rather interesting report in today's Chronicle of Higher
Education which claims that citations narrow as journals move online.
Surely there must be a plethora of studies done by ARL and open access
proponents to dispute this. Or maybe the researcher is really on to
something regarding changes in the research cycle from discovery to
Links to the Chronicle article and the source article in Science
Magazine are listed below.
Access to Online Journals Reduces Breadth of Citations, Study Finds
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
Survey Finds Citations Growing Narrower as Journals Move Online
John H. Hagen
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