Does High Reads Lead to High Citations?

A Case Study of Highly Cited Articles of the Journal Library Philosophy and Practice in ResearchGate

  • Renjith V. R. Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala.
Keywords: Altmetrics, Library and Information Science Journal, Library Philosophy and Practice, ResearchGate, Academic Social Media, Highly cited articles


Academic social networking platforms have drastically changed the dissemination of scientific research output among the scholars. Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) is a well-known online free access and peer reviewed international journal in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS). The present study aims to investigate whether high reads of LPP journal articles in ResearchGate (RG) results in high citations. A total of 49 highly cited articles were retrieved from ResearchGate. The parameters analysed are authorship pattern, publication year and the indicators RG reads and citations. The study assessed the level of reads and level of citations, correlation of reads with citations and the influence of reads on citations.


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Author Biography

Renjith V. R., Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala.

Technical Assistant (Library), Dept. of Geology, Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 581.