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Friday, May 25, 2007

More on Eigenfactor for measuring citation impact

Carl Bergstrom, Eigenfactor: Measuring the value and prestige of scholarly journals, C&RL News, May 2007.  This is the first full account of the Eigenfactor as a measurement of citation impact, its algorithm, its intended uses, and its advantages over other impact measurements.  I won't post an excerpt because the article doesn't directly touch on OA issues.  But I will point out that Eigenfactor results are free of charge.