Is Paper Uncitedness a Function of the Alphabet?

  title={Is Paper Uncitedness a Function of the Alphabet?},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment Arsenault and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re},
Introduction Citation counts are well-established measures of researchers’ scientific impact. One would assume that external factors, such as someone’s name, over which an individual has little control over, does not influence such indicators. Yet, reference lists and— to a lesser extent—search results from online databases, are often presented in alphabetical order sorted by first author surname. A large number of scientific journals use parenthetical referencing styles (a.k.a. Harvard… CONTINUE READING

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