Does a long reference list guarantee more citations? Analysis of Malaysian highly cited and review papers
Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Ebrahimian, H. and Mousavi, Maryam and Tahriri, Farzad
Does a long reference list guarantee more citations? Analysis of Malaysian highly cited and review pPapers.
The International Journal of Management Science and Business, 2015, vol. 1, n. 3, pp. 6-15.
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publications have shown that the number of references as well as the
number of received citations are field-dependent. Consequently, a long
reference list may lead to more citations. The purpose of this article
is to study the concrete relationship between number of references and
citation counts. This article tries to find an answer for the concrete
case of Malaysian highly cited papers and Malaysian review papers.
Malaysian paper is a paper with at least one Malaysian affiliation. A
total of 2466 papers consisting of two sets, namely 1966 review papers
and 500 highly-cited articles, are studied. The statistical analysis
shows that an increase in the number of references leads to a slight
increase in the number of citations. Yet, this increase is not
statistically significant. Therefore, a researcher should not try to
increase the number of received citations by artificially increasing the
number of references.
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|Keywords:||H-index, Citation analysis, Bibliometrics, Impact factor, Performance evaluation, Relations between citations and references|
|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.
I. Information treatment for information services
Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
|Date deposited:||23 Mar 2015 10:12|
|Last modified:||23 Mar 2015 10:12|
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