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A macro study of self-citation
- D. Aksnes
- 1 February 2003
This study investigates the role of self-citation in the scientific production of Norway (1981-1996) and finds that 36% of all citations represent author self-Citations, however, this percentage is decreasing when citations are traced for longer periods.
CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHLY CITED PAPERS
- D. Aksnes
- Computer Science
- 1 December 2003
The findings can be explained by introducing a conceptual distinction between quality dynamics and visibility dynamics, and different types of citation curves can be identified, reflecting possible differences in the cognitive function of the articles.
Peer reviews and bibliometric indicators: a comparative study at a Norwegian university
This study investigates the relationship between bibliometric indicators and the outcomes of peer reviews. Based on a case study of research groups at the University of Bergen, Norway, we examine how…
Does self-citation pay?
The incentives that underlie self-citation are examined by studying how authors’ references to their own works affect the citations they receive from others, and it is shown that the more one cites oneself the moreOne is cited by other scholars.
Citations, Citation Indicators, and Research Quality: An Overview of Basic Concepts and Theories
Citations are increasingly used as performance indicators in research policy and within the research system. Usually, citations are assumed to reflect the impact of the research or its quality. What…
Explaining the increase in publication productivity among academic staff: a generational perspective
In Norwegian research universities, a large individual increase has taken place in scientific and scholarly publishing over the last 30 years. The purpose of this article is to explain the reasons…
Scientific Productivity and Group Size: A Bibliometric Analysis of Norwegian Microbiological Research
The productivity (articles per capita) showed only moderate (Poisson-distributed) variability between groups, and was remarkably constant across all subfields, at about 0.1 article per author per year.
Publication rate expressed by age, gender and academic position - A large-scale analysis of Norwegian academic staff
The effect of booming countries on changes in the relative specialization index (RSI) on country level
The indicator is robust with regard to booming countries, and it may suffice to observe the general changes in the research profile of the database if the RSI for a country is studied over time.