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Alternative Metrics for Book Impact Assessment: Can Choice Reviews be a Useful Source?

@inproceedings{Kousha2015AlternativeMF,
  title={Alternative Metrics for Book Impact Assessment: Can Choice Reviews be a Useful Source?},
  author={Kayvan Kousha and Mike A Thelwall},
  booktitle={ISSI},
  year={2015}
}
This article assesses whether academic reviews in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries could be systematically used for indicators of scholarly impact, uptake or educational value for scholarly books. Based on 451 Choice book reviews from 2011 across the humanities, social sciences and science, there were significant but low correlations between Choice ratings and citation and non-citation impact metrics. The highest correlations found were with Google Books citations (.350) in… Expand
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