Assessing the Impact of Legal Publications
Building a Legal Citation Index using Automatic Reference Analysis
European Journal of Law and Technology , Volume 9 - Issue 2
The project described in this paper aims at contributing to a more effective impact measurement of Dutch legal publications – for instance, articles in journals – by facilitating the automatic collection of citation data from publications. This is accomplished by applying so-called content integration technology. Using the collected citation data, it is possible to assess the ‘impact’ of the publications cited, with much higher reliability than is currently achievable.