Toward a basic framework for webometrics
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 55, Issue 14, pages 1216–1227, December 2004
How to Cite
Björneborn, L. and Ingwersen, P. (2004), Toward a basic framework for webometrics. J. Am. Soc. Inf. Sci., 55: 1216–1227. doi: 10.1002/asi.20077
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 JAN 2004
In this article, we define webometrics within the framework of informetric studies and bibliometrics, as belonging to library and information science, and as associated with cybermetrics as a generic subfield. We develop a consistent and detailed link typology and terminology and make explicit the distinction among different Web node levels when using the proposed conceptual framework. As a consequence, we propose a novel diagram notation to fully appreciate and investigate link structures between Web nodes in webometric analyses. We warn against taking the analogy between citation analyses and link analyses too far.