A quasi-quantitative citation model

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On the basis of investigating author's opinion on citing motivations of chemistry papers a quasi-quantitative model for citing is suggested. The model selects professional and nonprofessional motivations of citing and introduces the citation threshold concept which tries to characterize the effect of citing motivations quantitatively. Possible reasons for missing citations are also treated. Mean ages of real and of self-citations were calculated by subtracting the average of the publication years of cited papers from the publication year of the citing publication. The difference between the mean ages may characterize the synchronity of the author's research in comparison with those working on similar topics. The paper introduces the citation strategy indicator which relates impact factors of cited periodicals with the mean impact factor of periodicals in the corresponding research subfield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-72
Number of pages26
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - júl. 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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