A decade of Garfield readers
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This brief note discusses Garfield’s continuing influence from the perspective of the Mendeley readers of his articles. This reflects the direct impact of his work since the launch of Mendeley in August 2008. In the last decade, his work is still extensively read by younger scientists, especially in computer and information sciences and the social sciences, and with a broad international spread. His work on citation indexes, impact factors and science history tracking seems to have the most contemporary relevance.
KeywordsMendeley Scientometrics Usage indicators Citation analysis
- Garfield, E. (1984). Why is the ancient and prevalent disorder called agoraphobia a neglected research topic? Current Contents, 18, 3–12.Google Scholar
- Mahesh, G. (2010). Garfield, the science writer: His writings on health and biomedical research. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 57, 303–309.Google Scholar
- Zahedi, Z., Haustein, S. & Bowman, T (2014). Exploring data quality and retrieval strategies for Mendeley reader counts. Presentation at SIGMET Metrics 2014 workshop, 5 November 2014. http://www.slideshare.net/StefanieHaustein/sigmetworkshop-asist2014.