Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 1-19-2019


In Library and Information Science, Altmetrics is one of the emerging metrics to capture the online attention of scholarly literature. The present paper is an attempt to do a correlation study of an altmetric score and citations received by the highly cited publications of Digital library in Brazil and India country during 1989-2017. The study reveals that India is the county which received altmetric attention as compared to Brazil. While doing Altmetric analysis, it was found that discipline wise, Librarians followed by PhD scholar are the maximum readers whereas subject-wise, Computer science professionals contribute the maximum readership followed by social science disciplines in India in the field of a digital library. So, it is the need of time to explore the area more so that altmetric would become one of the standard indicators to measure the research impact in a professional.