Processing and Pearson Correlation Scripts for the C&RL Article on the Relationships between Publication, Citation, and Usage Metrics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library



These processing and Pearson correlational scripts were developed to support the study that examined the correlational relationships between local journal authorship, local and external citation counts, full-text downloads, link-resolver clicks, and four global journal impact factor indices within an all-disciplines journal collection of 12,200 titles and six subject subsets at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library. This study shows strong correlations in the all-disciplines set and most subject subsets. Special processing scripts and web site dashboards were created, including Pearson correlational analysis scripts for reading values from relational databases and displaying tabular results.

The raw data used in this analysis, in the form of relational database tables with multiple columns, is available at <a href=""></a>.
Date made availableJan 12 2023
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Journal Publication
  • Citation and Usage Data
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scholarly Communication
  • Pearson Correlation Analysis Scripts

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