loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Mon Jan 29 03:01:50 EST 2007
One would expect a within-field effect and a between-field effect. If fields
have a practice of having longer reference lists (e.g., biochemistry vs.
mathematics) than one might expect an average higher citation rate. Ali
Uzun's study obviously focuses on the within-field effect (scientometrics).
It would be interesting if this were tested for a number of fields.
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> ------Dear Ronald,
> A sample of 467 artiles (not including reviews) published from 1999 to
> 2003 in the journal Scientometrics has shown that there is a linear
> correlation (correlation coefficient of 0.799) between the number of
> times an article is cited and the number of references it contains.
> This was supported by a Chi-Square test of independence between the
> two indicators at 0.01 level of significance (Uzun, A. (2006).
> Proceedings of the International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics
> and Scientometrics, 87-91,10-12 May 2006, Nancy-France).
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> > Dear colleagues,
> > Is there a positive correlation between the length of a reference
> list of a
> > publication and the number of citations received? Is this true (or
> not) in
> > general, i.e. considering all types of publication? And what if one
> > considers 'normal articles', this is when reviews and letters (and
> other short
> > communications) are not taken into account?
> > Can someone point me to a reference?
> > Thanks!
> > Ronald
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