Factors affecting the frequency of citation of an article

Repiso, Rafael and Moreno-Delgado, Alicia and Aguaded, Ignacio Factors affecting the frequency of citation of an article. Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication, 2020, vol. 1, n. 1. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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The relevance of citations is clear since they constitute a substantial part of most bibliometric indicators. The aims of the present paper are to identify several factors associated with obtaining citations to explain these and, finally, to offer authors a number of useful suggestions. Those studies that have had the greatest influence on science are also those that are most frequently cited. The essential factor leading to a study being cited is that it should make a significant contribution to the advance of science; that is, the relevance of the research. But other essential dimensions exist: Accessibility; Dissemination; Scientific authority. Other predictive factors allow us to predict the number of citations a document may receive: Prior production by the authors; Structural context of the work; Scientific trends; Validity/Obsolescence (expiry) of results; Quality of formal aspects; Theoretical context of the study; Types of work. Finally, some ways are suggested to improve the citations of their works and thus contribute to a wider dissemination and development of science.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Citation; Citation impact; Article; Highly citable papers; Scientific production; Author
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Unnamed user with email ijsmc@colnes.org
Date deposited: 12 Aug 2020 07:46
Last modified: 12 Aug 2020 07:46
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/40291


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