March 19, 2004
Company to Track Citations of Online Scholarship
The company that compiles highly influential databases on the use of scholarly papers in print has decided to gather similar information on scholarly works that are disseminated solely online, often without peer review. The tool could prove a boon to the distribution of scholarship in cyberspace.
Thomson ISI announced last month that it would create the Web Citation Index. The database will list which scholarly works have cited particular papers published online, said James Pringle,