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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Citation impact of OA journals

Nana Turk, Citation impact of Open Access journals, New Library World, January/February 2008. Only the abstract is free online, at least so far:
Purpose This literature review aims to provide a synthesis of available key information about the citation impact of Open Access journals in LIS and science in general. Citation impact is defined as a surrogate measure of citation counts.

Design/methodology/approach Based on a literature review, this paper discusses the methodology of the data collections for citation counts. The literature review is structured to address the literature about citation impact of Open Access journals. br />
Findings The literature review indicates that there is quite a uniform way about methodology of citation counts and substantial research about motivation for URL citations to LIS articles. br />
Originality/value This literature review is a comprehensive study of the main research about citation impact of Open Access journals, focused on LIS journals.