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Survey Finds Citations Growing Narrower as Journals Move Online

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Science  18 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5887, pp. 329
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5887.329a

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A sociologist argues on page 395 of this week's issue of Science that making scholarly articles available online has narrowed citations to more recent and less diverse articles than before--the opposite of what most people expected.