Order matters: Alphabetizing in-text citations biases citation rates

@article{Stevens2019OrderMA,
  title={Order matters: Alphabetizing in-text citations biases citation rates},
  author={Jeffrey R. Stevens and J F Duque},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={26},
  pages={1020-1026}
}
Though citations are critical for communicating science and evaluating scholarly success, properties unrelated to the quality of the work—such as cognitive biases—can influence citation decisions. The primacy effect, in particular, is relevant to lists, which for in-text citations could result in citations earlier in the list receiving more attention than those later in the list. Therefore, how citations are ordered could influence which citations receive the most attention. Using a sample of… Expand
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