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Are citations a complete measure for the impact of e-research infrastructures

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Publication date2013
Host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2013 Vienna: 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
EditorsJuan Gorraiz, Edgar Schiebel, Christian Gumpenberger, Marianne Hörlesberger, Henk Moed
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherAIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Pages136-151
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783200031357
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This micro-level study explores the extent citation analysis provides an accurate and representative assessment of the use and impact of bioinformatics databases. The case study suggest that there is a relation between number of visits and number of citations. The second finding is that citation analysis underestimates acknowledged use by between 5 and 30% for most of the databases and applications studied. The paper discusses the implications of the findings for various aspects of impact measurement.