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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620648
Title:
Do Mendeley Reader Counts Indicate the Value of Arts and Humanities Research?
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
Mendeley reader counts are a good source of early impact evidence for the life and natural sciences articles because they are abundant, appear before citations, and correlate moderately or strongly with citations in the long term. Early studies have found less promising results for the humanities and this article assesses whether the situation has now changed. Using Mendeley reader counts for articles in twelve arts and humanities Scopus subcategories, the results show that Mendeley reader counts reflect Scopus citation counts in most arts and humanities as strongly as in other areas of scholarship. Thus, Mendeley can be used as an early citation impact indicator in the arts and humanities, although it is unclear whether reader or citation counts reflect the underlying value of arts and humanities research.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Journal of Librarianship & Information Science
Issue Date:
Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620648
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/loi/lis
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0961-0006
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T14:45:41Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-04T14:45:41Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-
dc.identifier.issn0961-0006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620648-
dc.description.abstractMendeley reader counts are a good source of early impact evidence for the life and natural sciences articles because they are abundant, appear before citations, and correlate moderately or strongly with citations in the long term. Early studies have found less promising results for the humanities and this article assesses whether the situation has now changed. Using Mendeley reader counts for articles in twelve arts and humanities Scopus subcategories, the results show that Mendeley reader counts reflect Scopus citation counts in most arts and humanities as strongly as in other areas of scholarship. Thus, Mendeley can be used as an early citation impact indicator in the arts and humanities, although it is unclear whether reader or citation counts reflect the underlying value of arts and humanities research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/loi/lisen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMendeleyen
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.subjectscientometricsen
dc.subjectartsen
dc.subjecthumanitiesen
dc.subjectresearch evaluationen
dc.titleDo Mendeley Reader Counts Indicate the Value of Arts and Humanities Research?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Librarianship & Information Scienceen
dc.date.accepted2017-08-
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-12-01en
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