Clicks versus Citations: Click Count as a Metric in High Energy Physics Publishing

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High-energy physicists worldwide rely on online resources such as SPIRES and arXiv to perform gather research and share their own publications. SPIRES is a tool designed to search the literature within high-energy physics, while arXiv provides the actual full-text documents of this literature. In high-energy physics, papers are often ranked according to the number of citations they acquire - meaning the number of times a later paper references the original. This paper investigates the correlation between the number of times a paper is clicked in order to be downloaded and the number of citations it receives following the click. It ... continued below

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Bitton, Ayelet & /UC, San Diego /SLAC June 22, 2011.

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High-energy physicists worldwide rely on online resources such as SPIRES and arXiv to perform gather research and share their own publications. SPIRES is a tool designed to search the literature within high-energy physics, while arXiv provides the actual full-text documents of this literature. In high-energy physics, papers are often ranked according to the number of citations they acquire - meaning the number of times a later paper references the original. This paper investigates the correlation between the number of times a paper is clicked in order to be downloaded and the number of citations it receives following the click. It explores how physicists truly read what they cite.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-TN-11-002
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/1017227 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1017227
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc833154

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Bitton, Ayelet & /UC, San Diego /SLAC. Clicks versus Citations: Click Count as a Metric in High Energy Physics Publishing, report, June 22, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833154/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.