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Hu, S 2007 , 'Citation and Download Analysis', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Open access is a mechanism that maximizes the dissertation of scholarly literature
world wide, by making them accessible without any financial or other barriers on the
Internet. There is a rapid growth in self-archiving articles and publishing them in OA
journals, which brings a great impact in research. This research is conducted to
investigate whether there is an identifiable causal relationship between downloads and
citations of the same articles in an open access repository, as well as the time-varying
behaviours of downloading and subsequent citations if possible. To achieve such
investigation, an automated monitoring web-based system has been developed for
bringing downloading data and citation data together for analysis use. The result
suggests that there is no significant pattern found in terms of all the monitored
documents in the University of Tasmania open access repository, while this is not
always the case if the scope is restricted to only thesis items.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Hu, S
Keywords: citations open access downloads bibliometrics
Publisher: Honours thesis, University of Tasmania
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