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An Eminent Tool to Determine Quality of E-Books

D. Saraswathi, Dr.A. Vijaya Kathiravan


An Impact Factor is one measure of the relative importance of a journal, individual article or scientist to science and social science literature and research. Each index or database used to create an impact factor uses a different methodology and produces slightly different results, revealing the importance of using several sources to judge the true impact of a journal's or scientist’s work. In the web environment, impact factor is measured through the number of hyperlinks counts and number of WebPages. The concept of self-citation is replaced by self-links, i.e., the links within the websites and citation is replaced by in-links, i.e., the links coming outside the websites. As we know, WIF is the logical sum of external and self-link WebPages divided by number of web pages found on that particular websites. There are number of ways to find the impact of journal, paper, and Web sites etc. The proposed system is going to find impact factor of E-books by using EigenFactor. This system is used to measure the quality of E-books. Most of the E-books are downloaded from the Web or required pages can read from the Web site itself. This was done by means of a citation analysis and a reader survey. For the citation analysis, impact factor, citing half-life, number of references per article, and the rate of self-references of a periodical were used as indicators. Webometric data have been collected through Yahoo! And Google search engines using special query syntax.


Scientometrics, Webometrics, Cybermetrics, Bibliometrics, Impact Factor, EigenFactor, UCINET.

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