Visibility and Citation Impact

Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Habibi Tanha, Farid Visibility and Citation Impact. International Education Studies, 2014, vol. 7, n. 4, pp. 120-125. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are typically related to the paper's visibility. In this paper, the relationship between article visibility and the number of citations is investigated. A case study of two researchers who are using publication marketing tools confirmed that the article visibility will greatly improve the citation impact. Some strategies to make the publications available to a larger audience have been presented at the end of this paper.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: H-index, Research tools, Increase citations, Publication marketing, Bibliometrics, Improve citations, Maximized research visibility, Increase research impact
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
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: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Date deposited: 30 Jun 2014 00:24
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:31


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