Duy, Joanna and Vaughan, Liwen
Can electronic journal usage data replace citation data as a measure of journal use? An empirical examination.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2006.05.005
Citation and print journal use data have been used to measure quality and usefulness of library journal titles. This study examined relationships among different measurements and found that electronic usage correlates with print usage and local citation data are a valid reflection of total journal usage but Impact Factors are not as valid.
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