Link analysis home page
Part I: Theory
1. Introduction
2. Crawlers and search engines
3. Theoretical perspectives
4. Sampling & correlations
Part II: Web structure
5. Link structures in the web graph
6. Content structure of the web
Part III: Academic links
7. Universities – link types
8. Universities - link models
9. Universities - international
10. Departments and disciplines
11. Journals and articles
Part IV: Applications
12. Site design & search engines
13. Health check for universities
14. Personal home pages
15. Academic network analysis
16. Business web sites
Part V: Tools and techniques
17. Search engines & Archive
18. Personal crawlers
19. Data cleansing
20. Cybermetrics database
21. Embedded link analysis
22. Social network analysis
23. Network visualisation
24. Academic web indicators
Part VI: Summary
25. Summary & future directions
26. Glossary
Online Appendix
Ethical issues for crawlers

Reviews of this book

- follow-up book (2009):
Introduction to Webometrics


Part III: Academic Links

11. Journals and Articles

Correction to book: The JIF is incorrect on p 109: it is the number of citations C made in the year n to articles published in the journal in the previous two years n-1 and n-2, divided by the number of citable items P in the journal published in the years n-1 and n-2. [Thanks to Judit Bar-Ilan for this]

There is a useful list of online altmetrics tools.


Garfield, E. (1994). The impact factor, Current Contents, June 20.

Rudner, L. M., Gellmann, J. S., & Miller-Whitehead, M. (2002). Who is reading on-line education journals? Why? And what are they reading? D-Lib Magazine, 9(12).

Sweeney, A.E. (2000). Tenure and promotion: Should you publish in electronic journals? The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 6.

Thelwall, M. (2001). The responsiveness of search engine indexes, Cybermetrics, 5(1).