Citation Flows in the Zones of Influence of Scientific

Lancho-Barrantes, Bárbara S. and Guerrero-Bote, Vicente P. and Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida and De-Moya-Anegón, Félix Citation Flows in the Zones of Influence of Scientific. Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2012, vol. 63, n. 3, pp. 481-489. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

Domestic citation to papers from the same country and the greater citation impact of documents involving international collaboration are two phenomena that have been extensively studied and contrasted. Here, however, we showthat it is not somuch a national bias,but that papers have a greater impact on their immediate environments, an impact that is diluted as that environment grows. For this reason, the greatest biases are observed in countries with a limited production. Papers that involve international collaboration have a greater impact in general, on the one hand, because they have multiple “immediate environments,” and on the other because of their greater quality or prestige. In short, one can say that science knows no frontiers. Certainly there is a greater impact on the authors’ immediate environment, but this does not necessarily have to coincide with their national environments, which fade in importance as the collaborative environment expands.

Spanish abstract

Tanto la citación hacia la producción nacional dentro de un país como el mayor impacto de los documentos con colaboración internacional son fenómenos ampliamente estudiados y contrastados. Sin embargo aquí mostramos que no hay sesgo nacional, sino que los artículos tienen una mayor influencia en entornos cercanos. Influencia que se va diluyendo a medida que aumenta el entorno. Por esta razón los mayores sesgos se observan en países con producción limitada. Los trabajos con colaboración internacional presentan una mayor influencia en los distintos entornos. Por una parte esta mayor influencia se deberá a disponer de “varios” entornos cercanos, y por otra, a la mayor calidad o prestigio que se les supone. En definitiva podemos concluir que la ciencia no tiene fronteras. Ciertamente hay una mayor influencia en el entorno cercano de los autores, que no tiene por qué coincidir con los entornos nacionales, que se diluye a medida que se amplía dicho entorno.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Scientific Collaboration, Scopes, Citation analysis,Scientometrics, SCImago Journal Rank
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AA. Library and information science as a field.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez
Date deposited: 20 Sep 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:23


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