Characterizing References from Different Disciplines: A Perspective of Citation Content Analysis

  title={Characterizing References from Different Disciplines: A Perspective of Citation Content Analysis},
  author={Chengzhi Zhang and Lifan Liu and Yuzhuo Wang},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
Abstract Multidisciplinary cooperation is now common in research since social issues inevitably involve multiple disciplines. In research articles, reference information, especially citation content, is an important representation of communication among different disciplines. Analyzing the distribution characteristics of references from different disciplines in research articles is basic to detecting the sources of referred information and identifying contributions of different disciplines… Expand


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