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Monday, 29th September 2008

Paper -- How Do We Measure Use of Scientific Journals? A Note on Research Methodologies

How Do We Measure Use of Scientific Journals? A Note on Research Methodologies

Scientific journals represent a significant and growing part of the libraries and many researchers have attempted to measure their use by various methodological approaches till date. In this paper, the author reviews the methodologies employed by researchers working on scientific journals usage. It aims to present an overall picture of the research methods used in the area, in a way that will be of value to anyone seeking to study scientific journals. The author reviews four main research methodologies which are being used for profiling scientific journals usage including questionnaire, interview, citation analysis and transaction log analysis.

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Source: Scientometrics (via E-LIS)


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