19 octobre 2014

Academic reputation affects citation count

By Geoff Maslen. An academic’s reputation plays a key role in generating increases in a scientific paper’s citation count early in its citation life cycle, before a tipping point, after which his or her reputation has much less influence relative to the paper’s citation count. This is the intriguing finding from a study by a team of collaborating social science analysts in Belgium, Finland, Italy and the US.
Using data compiled by Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the team studied 450 highly cited scientists, nearly 84,000 articles in scientific publication, and 7.6 million citations tracked over the equivalent of 387,000 publication years. Read more...

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10 août 2014

Humanizing Academic Citation

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . There was an “aha!” moment in my class this week that reminded me just how important it is to talk with students about the human conversation represented by academic citation. This idea of an academic conversation on the page is far from new. More than 70 years ago, Kenneth Burke used the metaphor of the parlor filled with a heated ongoing discussion that we are choosing to enter and participate in as academic writers. More...

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04 août 2014

'Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?'

HomeWant to up your citation stats? Try changing your name – but make sure it starts with an “A,” “B,” or “C.” That’s what a new paper in Economic Inquiry suggests (an abstract is available here). The study, by Wei Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Harvard University, says that researchers whose last names begin with A, B, or C who are listed first as authors in articles in a variety of science journals receive, on average, one to two more citations than their peers whose names start with X, Y, or Z. Read more...

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07 décembre 2013

UK punching further above weight on citation impact

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Paul Jump. UK research has higher citation impact than that of any comparator nation, a report commissioned by the government has revealed.
The report, published on 6 December, says that the average number of citations garnered by UK papers relative to the world average in their field – which is often used as a measure of quality - has been higher than that of papers from any other nation since 2008, and the gap is growing.
Produced by Elsevier and commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, it also shows that, by 2012, the citation impact of the nation typically regarded as producing the highest quality science, the US, had slipped behind Canada and was on a par with that of Germany and Italy. More...

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