International Journal of Internet Science

A peer reviewed open access journal for empirical findings, methodology, and theory of social and behavioral science concerning the Internet and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society.

Volume 4, Issue 1 (2009)

Webometrics for an Open Access Start-Up Journal
Ulf-Dietrich Reips1, Uwe Matzat2
1University of Deusto, and IKERBASKQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain, 2Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Summary: Before you stands the fourth issue of the International Journal of Internet Science. It will be the last one that is the only issue in its volume, because an increasing rate of manuscript submissions of high quality to this start-up journal forces us to jump to two issues next year.
From citation analysis to webometrics
Our citation analysis in the previous issue (Reips & Matzat, 2008) revealed a surprisingly high journal impact for the International Journal of Internet Science. To publish very few high quality articles has already catapulted this start-up journal beyond many of the long-standing journals in the field. Looking up "International Journal of Internet Science" in Google Scholar now returns 90 instead of 50 references (December 15, 2009, compared to the same day in 2008). Among them are many new citations relevant to the journal's impact factor.
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Keywords: Editorial, webometrics, submissions

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