Mendeley readership counts: An investigation of temporal and disciplinary differences

@article{Thelwall2016MendeleyRC,
  title={Mendeley readership counts: An investigation of temporal and disciplinary differences},
  author={Mike Thelwall and Pardeep Sud},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={3036-3050}
}
Mike Thelwall, Pardeep Sud Scientists and managers using citation-based indicators to help evaluate research cannot evaluate recent articles because of the time needed for citations to accrue. Reading occurs before citing, however, and so it makes sense to count readers rather than citations for recent publications. To assess this, Mendeley readers and citations were obtained for articles from 2004 to late 2014 in 5 broad categories (agriculture, business, decision science, pharmacy, and the… CONTINUE READING
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