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Zahedi Z, Serati Shirazi M, Dehghani L. A Webometric Analysis of ISI Medical Journals Using Yahoo, AltaVista, and All the Web Search Engines. .... 2010; 26 (1) :89-108
URL: http://jipm.irandoc.ac.ir/article-1-1236-en.html
Faculty Member of Persian Gulf University, Library & Information Sciences Department
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The World Wide Web is an important information source for scholarly communications. Examining the inlinks via webometrics studies has attracted particular interests among information researchers. In this study, the number of inlinks to 69 ISI medical journals retrieved by Yahoo, AltaVista, and All The web Search Engines were examined via a comparative and Webometrics study. For data analysis, SPSS software was employed. Findings revealed that British Medical Journal website attracted the most links of all in the three search engines. There is a significant correlation between the number of External links and the ISI impact factor. The most significant correlation in the three search engines exists between external links of Yahoo and AltaVista (100%) and the least correlation is found between external links of All The web & the number of pages of AltaVista (0.51). There is no significant difference between the internal links & the number of pages found by the three search engines. But in case of impact factors, significant differences are found between these three search engines. So, the study shows that journals with higher impact factor attract more links to their websites. It also indicates that the three search engines are significantly different in terms of total links, outlinks and web impact factors
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Information Technology
Received: 2011/03/14 | Published: 2010/12/15

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