The Influence of Author Gender , National Language and Number of Authors on Citation Rate in Ecology

@inproceedings{Borsuk2009TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Author Gender , National Language and Number of Authors on Citation Rate in Ecology},
  author={Rebecca Borsuk and Amber E. Budden and Roosa Leimu and Lonnie W. Aarssen and Christopher J. Lortie},
  year={2009}
}
Citation metrics are widely used as a surrogate measure of scientific merit; however, these indices may be sensitive to factors and influences unrelated to merit. We examined citation rates for 5883 articles in relation to number of authors, first author’s primary language, and gender. Citation rates were unrelated to primary language and gender but… CONTINUE READING