Pakistani LIS scholars’ altmetrics in ResearchGate: Program: Vol 51, No 2

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Summary:

"Purpose

 

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the research performance of Pakistani library and information science (LIS) scholars, using the altmetrics provided by ResearchGate (RG).

Design/methodology/approach

 

Purposive sampling was used to collect profiles between 15 January 2015 and 30 April 2016 of all members of RG who had self-identified as being an LIS scholar of Pakistani nationality. Additional demographic data were obtained through a small survey administered via Google Docs. Resultant data were analysed in SPSS Version 21.

Findings

 

Study results were broadly consistent in terms of demographical data with previous studies of this cohort. There was a positive correlation between publications, reads, and citations for scholars who had recorded at least one publication. The majority of publications had not been published in a high impact factor journal. Academic networking site profiles create the potential for collaboration, building connections, and exchanging information."

 

Link:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/PROG-07-2016-0052

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oa.new oa.pakistan oa.lis oa.altmetrics oa.case oa.impact oa.metrics

Date tagged:

06/21/2017, 18:12

Date published:

06/21/2017, 14:12