Barbara R. MacRoberts

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To determine influences on the production of a scientific article, the content of the article must be studied.We examined articles in biogeography and found that most of the influence is not cited, specific types of articles that are influential are cited while other types of that also are influential are not cited, and work that is “uncited” and “seldom(More)
Brooks [ 1,2], in two important papers, has recently investigated titer motivation by directly questioning authors, a procedure that had not previously been attempted. He interviewed twenty scientists about the citations they made in recent publications. In this note, we suggest an extension of Brooks’s method prompted by our research on the data problems(More)
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