Citation Count Analysis for Papers with Preprints

@article{Feldman2018CitationCA,
  title={Citation Count Analysis for Papers with Preprints},
  author={Sergey Feldman and Kyle Lo and Waleed Ammar},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1805.05238}
}
We explore the degree to which papers prepublished on arXiv garner more citations, in an attempt to paint a sharper picture of fairness issues related to prepublishing. A paper's citation count is estimated using a negative-binomial generalized linear model (GLM) while observing a binary variable which indicates whether the paper has been prepublished. We control for author influence (via the authors' h-index at the time of paper writing), publication venue, and overall time that paper has been… CONTINUE READING

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