Scholarly Impact: a Bibliometric and Altmetric study of the Journal of Community Informatics

  • Filistea Naude University of South Africa
  • Judy van Biljon University of South Africa
Keywords: Community Informatics, Research impact, Co-authoring, Collaboration, Altmetrics, Usage statistics, Article-Level Metrics, Open Access, Google Scholar, Article views, Mendeley Readership

Abstract

Demonstrating scholarly impact is a matter of growing importance. This paper reports on a bibliometric and altmetric analysis conducted on the Journal of Community Informatics (JOCI). Besides the bibliometric analysis the study also looked into JOCI article-level metrics by comparing usage metrics (article views), alternative metrics (Mendeley readership), and traditional citation metrics (Google Scholar citations). The main contribution is to provide more insight into the metrics that could influence the citation impact in Community Informatics research. Furthermore, the study used article-level metrics data to identify, compare and rank the most impactful papers published in JOCI over a 12-year period.

Author Biography

Filistea Naude, University of South Africa

Filistéa Naudé is Librarian: School of Computing, University of South Africa, Cnr Christiaan de Wet Road & Pioneer Avenue, Florida, Roodepoort, SOUTH AFRICA E-mail: fnaude@unisa.ac.za

 

Published
2017-03-22
How to Cite
Naude, F., & van Biljon, J. (2017). Scholarly Impact: a Bibliometric and Altmetric study of the Journal of Community Informatics. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(1). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1378
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Articles