Impact and usage indicators for the assessment of research in scientific disciplines and journals

Pei Shan Chi, W. Glänzel

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Abstract

Proceeding from results of an earlier pilot study usage and citation impact data from the 2013 annual volume of the Web of Science Core Collection (WoS) were collected and used to build indicators. Besides basic indicators on citation impact, usage counts and international collaboration, we applied the method of Characteristic Scores and Scales (CSS) to analyse the distributions of citations and usage counts to further test the relation between the usage and citation impact. The results could confirm and extend the results of the previous study to a larger set of subjects and countries. In addition, a new journal metric, the Journals Usage Index, is proposed to supplement journal impact measures by a usage based index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages203-213
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2017
Event16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2017 - Wuhan, China
Duration: okt. 16 2017okt. 20 2017

Other

Other16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2017
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period10/16/1710/20/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Chi, P. S., & Glänzel, W. (2017). Impact and usage indicators for the assessment of research in scientific disciplines and journals. 203-213. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2017, Wuhan, China.