volume 65, issue 6/7, P429-444 2016
DOI: 10.1108/lr-02-2016-0019
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Mangkhollen Singson, S. Thiyagarajan, M. Leeladharan

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between electronic journal downloads and citations and whether online electronic resource usage can be adopted as an alternative to citation for evaluation of scholarly discourse. Design/methodology/approach A consolidated 16 publishers’ COUNTER usage data of UGC-Infonet members was collected from INFLIBNET Centre. The usage was meticulously filtered from UGC-subscribed journals and institutional subscriptions. The quantitative data were analy…

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