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dc.contributor.authorNieder, Carsten
dc.contributor.authorDalhaug, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorAandahl, Gro
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-20T15:38:10Z
dc.date.available2014-03-20T15:38:10Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractDifferent approaches can be chosen to quantify the impact and merits of scientific oncology publications. These include source of publication (including journal reputation and impact factor), whether or not articles are cited by others, and access/download figures. When relying on citation counts, one needs to obtain access to citation databases and has to consider that results differ from one database to another. Accumulation of citations takes time and their dynamics might differ from journal to journal and topic to topic. Therefore, we wanted to evaluate the correlation between citation and download figures, hypothesising that articles with fewer downloads also accumulate fewer citations. Typically, publishers provide download figures together with the article. We extracted and analysed the 50 most viewed articles from 5 different open access oncology journals. For each of the 5 journals and also all journals combined, correlation between number of accesses and citations was limited (r = 0.01-0.30). Considerable variations were also observed when analyses were restricted to specific article types such as reviews only (r = 0.21) or case reports only (r = 0.53). Even if year of publication was taken into account, high correlation coefficients were the exception from the rule. In conclusion, downloads are not a universal surrogate for citation figures.en
dc.identifier.citationSpringerPlus (2013), vol. 2:261en
dc.identifier.issn2193-1801
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1090447
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-2-261
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/6024
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_5709
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherSpringerOpenen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Epidemiology medical and dental statistics: 803en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Epidemiologi medisinsk og odontologisk statistikk: 803en
dc.titleCorrelation between article download and citation figures for highly accessed articles from five open access oncology journalsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typeTidsskriftartikkelen
dc.typePeer revieweden


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