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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621193
Title:
Early Mendeley readers correlate with later citation counts
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
Counts of the number of readers registered in the social reference manager Mendeley have been proposed as an early impact indicator for journal articles. Although previous research has shown that Mendeley reader counts for articles tend to have a strong positive correlation with synchronous citation counts after a few years, no previous studies have compared early Mendeley reader counts with later citation counts. In response, this first diachronic analysis compares reader counts within a month of publication with citation counts after 20 months for ten fields. There were moderate or strong correlations in eight out of ten fields, with the two exceptions being the smallest categories (n=18, 36) with wide confidence intervals. The correlations are higher than the correlations between later citations and early citations, showing that Mendeley reader counts are more useful early impact indicators than citation counts.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Scientometrics
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621193
Additional Links:
https://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/11192
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0138-9130
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-20T10:08:35Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-20T10:08:35Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.issn0138-9130en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621193-
dc.description.abstractCounts of the number of readers registered in the social reference manager Mendeley have been proposed as an early impact indicator for journal articles. Although previous research has shown that Mendeley reader counts for articles tend to have a strong positive correlation with synchronous citation counts after a few years, no previous studies have compared early Mendeley reader counts with later citation counts. In response, this first diachronic analysis compares reader counts within a month of publication with citation counts after 20 months for ten fields. There were moderate or strong correlations in eight out of ten fields, with the two exceptions being the smallest categories (n=18, 36) with wide confidence intervals. The correlations are higher than the correlations between later citations and early citations, showing that Mendeley reader counts are more useful early impact indicators than citation counts.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/11192en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMendeleyen
dc.subjectcitation analysisen
dc.subjectaltmetricsen
dc.subjectalternative indicatorsen
dc.titleEarly Mendeley readers correlate with later citation countsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.date.accepted2018-03-
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rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-03-20en
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