The Scholarly Impact Matrix: An Empirical Study of How Multiple Metrics Create an Informed Story of a Scholar's Work
43 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2020 Last revised: 8 Jun 2021
Date Written: April 22, 2020
This article analyzes data collected in an empirical study of citation metrics. Between February 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019, the authors collected citation data from Google Scholar, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis, SSRN, and Digital Commons repositories on randomly selected faculty members at U.S. law schools for the purpose of answering questions regarding fit and utility of citation metrics. Analysis of the citation data examines the impact of adoption of scholarly profiles, gender, and stage in the profession, and discipline, on exposure on citation with the conclusion that exposure results in increased citations.
Keywords: bibliometrics, scholarly communication, scholarly impact, scholar, author, law faculty, law schools, citation analysis, citation metrics, gender, stage in the profession, exposure, SSRN, Digital Commons, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Google Scholar
JEL Classification: K00, K1, K10
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