[Taxacom] impact of taxonomic work

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Fri Jan 29 15:51:26 CST 2010

Dear Felix,

I wonder if you are referring to my blog post http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2009/08/scientific-citations-in-wikipedia.html

The TAXACOM post is here http://markmail.org/message/zbofyovkiuismd2s



On 29 Jan 2010, at 20:25, Felix Sperling wrote:

> Hello Taxacom people,
> A few months(?) ago there was a very interesting posting on Taxacom
> about ways of measuring the impact of taxonomic publications. Someone
> pointed out that the number of web links to an article was an
> instructive alternative to the classic impact factor, and that this
> kind of analysis showed that articles in Zootaxa got as many web
> links as articles in Cell or Science.
> My problem is that I can't locate that posting again. Can anyone help
> out by pointing out where in the archives of Taxacom I can find this
> posting, or even where else I might be able to get more information
> on this approach, specifically regarding how it relates to taxonomy?
> Thanks in advance!
> Felix Sperling
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