(9 October 2014) The folks at Google Scholar on its 10th anniversary are looking at how scholarship and citation patterns have changed as publications and archives moved online and comprehensive relevance-ranked search became available to everyone.
As the next article in the 10th anniversary series, Google has published a study examining the evolution of the impact of non-elite journals on arXiv. The idea that a small elite set of journals covers most of the key papers in a discipline has long been prevalent in the study of scholarly communication. We explore how this has changed over 1995-2013 says Anurag Acharya.
More in the announcement here.