A novel approach for estimating the omitted-citation rate of bibliometric databases with an application to the field of bibliometrics

@article{Franceschini2013ANA,
  title={A novel approach for estimating the omitted-citation rate of bibliometric databases with an application to the field of bibliometrics},
  author={Fiorenzo Franceschini and Domenico A. Maisano and Luca Mastrogiacomo},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2013},
  volume={64},
  pages={2149-2156}
}
One of the most significant inaccuracies of bibliometric databases is that of omitted citations, namely, missing electronic links between a paper of interest and some citing papers, which are (or should be) covered by the database. This paper proposes a novel approach for estimating a database’s omitted-citation rate, based on the combined use of 2 or more bibliometric databases. A statistical model is also presented for (a) estimating the “true” number of citations received by individual… CONTINUE READING
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