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Session 5: Scholarly Communication, Scientometrics and Altmetrics

Valeria Aman; Tomislav Ivanjko, Sonja Špiranec; Peter Kraker, Asura Enkhbayar, Elisabeth Lex2; Edgar Schiebel

Between 2007 and 2009 Thomson Reuters started to accept journals beyond
the international high-impact literature, and included 1,600 regional journals
in Web of Science (WoS). The study sets out to analyze the effect on countries
that in terms of absolute article numbers profited most from the inclusion
process. The comparison of a country’s newly included journals with
those in existence in WoS before 2007, and the distinction of articles according
to their origin (local, networked or external) allows to detect various
effects. The reception of these two sets of journal articles is likewise distinguished
by the origin of the recipients. Results show that some countries suffered
a loss in international visibility and are now represented in WoS more
locally oriented than before the altered journal selection process. Other countries
experienced a growth in external citations as well as publications from
international authors, being everything but regional

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