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Accessibility and Characteristics of Web Citations in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication during 2008-2017

J Niveditha, Mallinath Kumbar

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The present paper explores the accessibility and characteristics of web citations in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication during the years 2008-2017.  A total of 337 articles were downloaded and 17946 references were extracted.  Out of 4548 web citations, DOIs were found in 2360 references, 2178 references contained URLs and 10 references contained arXiv, WOS article identifier, etc.  It was found that 3861 web citations were accessible and the remaining 687 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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