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Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

This paper examines the persistent accessibility of cited URLs in International Journal of Pavement Engineering. Also, forsee to compute the half-life period of the cited web URLs in a journal article. A total of 901 URLs cited in 299 research articles published spanning ten years from 2010 to 2019 were extracted. W3C Link Checker is used to verify the accessibility of the cited URLs. Active and inactive URLs were listed. The inactive URLs are checked in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to retrieve available URLs. The half-life period was computed using the formula “t(h) = [t ln (0.5)] / [ln W(t) – ln W (0)]”. The study's findings revealed that 299 (30.63%) out of 976 articles have URL citations and the percentage of URL citations increased from 2.28 to 5.07 percent from 2010 to 2018, and in 2019 decreased to 2.54 percent

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