Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Constructing experimental indicators for open access documents

Constructing experimental indicators for open access documents The ongoing paradigm change in the scholarly publication system makes it necessary to construct alternative evaluation criteria/metrics which appropriately take into account the unique characteristics of electronic publications and other research output in digital formats. Today, major parts of scholarly open access (OA) publications and the self-archiving area are not well covered in traditional citation and indexing databases. The growing share and importance of freely accessible research output demands new approaches/metrics for measuring and evaluating these new types of scientific publication. We propose a simple quantitative method which establishes indicators by measuring the access/download pattern of OA documents and other web entities of a single web server. The experimental indicators are constructed, based on standard local web usage data. This new type of web-based indicator is developed to model the specific demand for better study/evaluation of the accessibility, visibility and interlinking of open accessible documents. We conclude that escience will need new stable e-indicators. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research Evaluation Oxford University Press

Constructing experimental indicators for open access documents

Research Evaluation , Volume 15 (2) – Aug 1, 2006

Loading next page...
 
/lp/oxford-university-press/constructing-experimental-indicators-for-open-access-documents-FVoahDsoN3

References (21)

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Copyright
© Published by Oxford University Press.
Subject
Articles
ISSN
0958-2029
eISSN
1471-5449
DOI
10.3152/147154406781775940
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The ongoing paradigm change in the scholarly publication system makes it necessary to construct alternative evaluation criteria/metrics which appropriately take into account the unique characteristics of electronic publications and other research output in digital formats. Today, major parts of scholarly open access (OA) publications and the self-archiving area are not well covered in traditional citation and indexing databases. The growing share and importance of freely accessible research output demands new approaches/metrics for measuring and evaluating these new types of scientific publication. We propose a simple quantitative method which establishes indicators by measuring the access/download pattern of OA documents and other web entities of a single web server. The experimental indicators are constructed, based on standard local web usage data. This new type of web-based indicator is developed to model the specific demand for better study/evaluation of the accessibility, visibility and interlinking of open accessible documents. We conclude that escience will need new stable e-indicators.

Journal

Research EvaluationOxford University Press

Published: Aug 1, 2006

There are no references for this article.