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Friday, September 03, 2004

Correlation between hit rates and citation counts

A new study in the BMJ [Thomas Perneger BMJ 2004; 546-547 (4 September)] finds the hit count on the website in the week after online publication predicted the number of citations in subsequent years. The paper concludes that the hit count is a potentially useful measure of the scientific value of a research paper.