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Accessibility And Decay Of Web Citations In Computer Science Journals, Mohsen Jalali Jan 2019

Accessibility And Decay Of Web Citations In Computer Science Journals, Mohsen Jalali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this research is to scrutiny the accessibility and decay of web citations (URLs) used in refereed articles published by 27 Computer Science open access journals as indexed by Scopus. To do this, at first, we downloaded 1000 articles of Computer Science open access journals from 2009 to 2018. After acquiring articles, their web citations are extracted and analyzed from the accessibility and decay point of view. Moreover, for initially missed web citations complementary pathways such as using Google search engine are employed. Then, data collected are analyzed using descriptive statistical methods. Research findings indicated that 80.7 ...