International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

The breadth of open access journals impact: An application of the journal diffusion factor

Ji-Hong Park
  • Ji-Hong Park
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
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  •  Received: 29 August 2017
  •  Accepted: 13 September 2017
  •  Published: 30 November 2017


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