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Mendeley reader counts offer early evidence of the scholarly impact of academic articles

Thelwall, Mike (2017) Mendeley reader counts offer early evidence of the scholarly impact of academic articles. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Although the use of citation counts as indicators of scholarly impact has well-documented limitations, it does offer insight into what articles are read and valued. However, one major disadvantage of citation counts is that they are slow to accumulate. Mike Thelwall has examined reader counts from Mendeley, the academic reference manager, and found them to be a useful source of early impact information. Mendeley reader data can be recorded from the moment an article appears online and so avoids the publication cycle delays that so slow down the visibility of citations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70149

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