Affiliations: [a] Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India | [b] Assistant Librarian, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Lalmandi, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Abstract: The study made an attempt to carry out the citation analysis of primary literature archived in select Open Access Institutional repositories in the field of Health Science listed by Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR). A total of 99 articles harvested from three select Health Science repositories were tested in two primary literature indexing databases, viz., Web of Science and Google Scholar for citation analysis. Among these, Google Scholar could not retrieve three (10.34 per cent) articles while for Web of Science this number goes to 26 (89.66 per cent). The number of citations received by the deposited contents is higher in Google Scholar (59.57 per cent) as compared to Web of Science (40.42 per cent). However, the average citation per article is higher in Web of Science (3.24) in comparison to Google Scholar (2.53). There are 27 articles in the resource corpus which have not received any citation. Number of such articles in Google Scholar and Web of Sciences are 20 (20.83 per cent) and 7 (9.59 per cent), respectively.
Keywords: Citation analysis, Open access, Open access repositories, Health science