Recovery of Web Citations using Time Travel in Journal of Informetrics
Keywords:References, Web Citations, URLs, DOIs, Accessibility, Recovery, Time Travel
The present paper explores the accessibility and recovery of web citations using Time Travel in the Journal of Informetrics during the year 2008-2017. A total of 647 articles were downloaded and 24901 references were extracted. Out of 3546 web citations2084 references contained URLs, DOIs were found in 1298 references and 164 references contained arXiv, WOS article identifier, etc. It was found that 3163 web citations were accessible and the remaining 383 web citations were missing. The study also investigated the characteristic features of display and destination URLs like the path depth, URL length, file format, and top-level domain.
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