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Abstract

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The Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) started in 2001 after being published since 1950 under two other titles. Prior bibliometric analyses of JASIS focused on author and article characteristics and trends and on geographic and keyword distributions. The current study examines article citations from 2001 through 2010, drawing on three major citation databases and readership counts. Of 1,459 articles, 14 were cited at the top of at least one database, and seven were among both the top-cited papers and those with the highest readership counts. The top-cited papers focused on the web, informetrics, link analysis, theory and knowledge management. The most often read were on the web as a topic, theory, link analysis, informetrics and databases. Though not used in this research, alternative metrics such as mention counts in social media, Slideshare, Wikipedia and ReaderMeter can complement traditional citation analysis.