Universality of Citation Distributions for Academic Institutions and Journals

@inproceedings{Chatterjee2016UniversalityOC,
  title={Universality of Citation Distributions for Academic Institutions and Journals},
  author={Arnab Chatterjee and Asim Ghosh and Bikas K. Chakrabarti},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Citations measure the importance of a publication, and may serve as a proxy for its popularity and quality of its contents. Here we study the distributions of citations to publications from individual academic institutions for a single year. The average number of citations have large variations between different institutions across the world, but the probability distributions of citations for individual institutions can be rescaled to a common form by scaling the citations by the average number… CONTINUE READING