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An empirical study of the accessibility of web references in two Chinese academic journals



To discover the current situation and characteristics of web reference accessibility, the present study examined the accessibility of 1,637 web references in two key Chinese academic journals published from 1999 to 2003. The author develops linear regression models to demonstrate the decay of web reference accessibility. The study examines the influence of high use of web references in a paper, the associations between web reference accessibility and generic domain, country domain, protocol, and resource type, respectively, and classifies inaccessible web references according to Internet Explorer feedbacks. It compares the retrieval efficacy among three kinds of retrieval methods and reports on the limitations of Internet Archive.


Content Description Internet Archive American Medical Informatics Association Internet Reference Chinese Academic Journal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouP. R. China

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