Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future citations? Research blogs as a potential source for alternative metrics

@article{Shema2014DoBC,
  title={Do blog citations correlate with a higher number of future citations? Research blogs as a potential source for alternative metrics},
  author={Hadas Shema and Judit Bar-Ilan and Mike A Thelwall},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65}
}
Journal‐based citations are an important source of data for impact indices. However, the impact of journal articles extends beyond formal scholarly discourse. Measuring online scholarly impact calls for new indices, complementary to the older ones. This article examines a possible alternative metric source, blog posts aggregated at ResearchBlogging.org, which discuss peer‐reviewed articles and provide full bibliographic references. Articles reviewed in these blogs therefore receive “blog… 
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