Journal impact evaluation: a webometric perspective

@article{Thelwall2012JournalIE,
  title={Journal impact evaluation: a webometric perspective},
  author={Mike Thelwall},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={92},
  pages={429-441}
}
In theory, the web has the potential to provide information about the wider impact of academic research, beyond traditional scholarly impact. This is because the web can reflect non-scholarly uses of research, such as in online government documents, press coverage or public discussions. Nevertheless, there are practical problems with creating metrics for journals based on web data: principally that most such metrics should be easy for journal editors or publishers to manipulate. Nevertheless… CONTINUE READING

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