Comparisons of altmetric, usage and citation indicators in chemistry disciplines

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Comparisons of altmetric, usage and citation indicators in chemistry disciplines

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Comparisons of altmetric, usage and citation indicators in chemistry disciplines
Author: Chi P.S.Gorraiz J.Glänzel W.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 174
End Page: 183
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: The main aim of this study is to identify which measures or metrics are suited to supplement traditional impact metrics based on citations and to investigate their differences and robustness by using the parameter-free distribution-based method named “Characteristic Scores and Scales” (CSS). For this pilot study, we used all papers in two subfields of chemistry from the WoS Core Collection with a valid DOI number, which was the basis for the matching with PlumX data. We found significant correlations at different degrees among the most significant indicators covering three dimensions (captures, usage and citations). Three citation indicators of different platforms are highly correlated with each other, while Mendeley readership and WoS usage counts showed low and medium correlations. Finally, this case study also proves the benefits of the CSS method in order to identify metric-specific peculiarities as well as strong deviations and extreme values. The CSS analysis show similar distribution patterns of all the indicators in the two subfields. According to these results, abstract view at EBSCO showed the most skewed distribution.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65271
 

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