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Characteristics and link structure of a national scholarly Web space: The case of South Korea

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This study performs a webometric analysis to explore the communication characteristics of scientific knowledge in a national scholarly Web space comprising top ranking universities and government supported research institutions in South Korea. We found significant differences in scholarly communication activity as well as linking behavior among different subspaces in addition to institutional differences. We also found the usefulness of the ADM approach in analyzing the metric data containing extreme outliers and discovered the directory model as the most appropriate. Page counts were found significantly correlated with inlinks as well as with outlinks at the directory level in the whole scholarly Web space.

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Chung, Y.M., Yu, S.Y., Kim, Y.K. et al. Characteristics and link structure of a national scholarly Web space: The case of South Korea. Scientometrics 80, 595–612 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-008-2091-y

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Keywords

  • Link Structure
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Page Count
  • Page Level
  • Directory Level