Parsing Metadata with R - A Package Story

Author: Thomas Klebel

“Every R package has its story. Some packages are written by experts, some by novices. Some are developed quickly, others were long in the making. This is the story of jstor , a package which I developed during my time as a student of sociology, working in a research project on the scientific elite within sociology…”

JSTOR is a large archive for scientific texts, including journal articles, book chapters and other sources. They make all of their content available for researchers with their service Data for Research. With this data you can do text mining and citation analysis using metadata and data about the content of the articles. The new jstor package provides functions to import the metadata, and it has a few helper functions for common cleaning tasks.

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