What a difference a colon makes: how superficial factors influence subsequent citation

  title={What a difference a colon makes: how superficial factors influence subsequent citation},
  author={Maarten van Wesel and Sally Wyatt and Jeroen ten Haaf},
Getting cited is important for scholars and for the institutions in which they work. Whether because of the influence on scientific progress or because of the reputation of scholars and their institutions, understanding why some articles are cited more often than others can help scholars write more highly cited articles. This article builds upon earlier literature which identifies seemingly superficial factors that influence the citation rate of articles. Three Journal Citation Report subject… 

Relationships between method-section citation rates and citation contexts: evidence from highly cited references in psychology

  • K. Li
  • Psychology
    Online Inf. Rev.
  • 2022
PurposeThe Method section of research articles offers an important space for researchers to describe their research processes and research objects they utilize. To understand the relationship between

Factors affecting the citations of papers in tribology journals

The significance of parameters not directly related to the quality of a scholarly paper will become more critical with the rise of alternative ways of measuring impact including novel generation of paper metrics and viral outreach.

Assessing the Citations of Articles on Intellectual Capital: What Are the "Influencers"?

This article is based on the intellectual capital (IC) literature and identifies factors that can influence the total number of citations from articles related to this subject. Seven hundred

Predictors of citations in written feedback on ESL writing research

Getting cited is important for scholars in the burgeoning field of written feedback on English as a second language (ESL) writing. While much depends on the quality of the paper and the reputation of

Factors affecting number of citations: a comprehensive review of the literature

Probably some factors such as the quality of the paper, journal impact factor, number of authors, visibility and international cooperation are stronger predictors for citations, than authors’ gender, age and race; characteristics of results and discussion and so on.

On the Impact of Multi-Authorship Scholarly Publications

  • Mohammad Al-AbbasS. Saab
  • Computer Science
    2020 IEEE International Conference on Advent Trends in Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation (ICATMRI)
  • 2020
This work assesses the impact number of authors has on the citation counts of a university dominated by multi-affiliated collaboration and shows that on average two-authored publications receive 231% more citations when compared to any other co-authorship count.

Hein, U.S. News, and How to Increase Citations

Using nearly 250,000 law review articles published on HeinOnline in a five-year period, the authors analyze citation patterns and characteristics of the articles such as title length, number of

Analysis of the scientific literature's abstract writing style and citations

This study analyses the differences between the abstracts of highly cited and those of zero-cited papers, reveals the common external and deep semantic features ofhighly cited papers in abstract writing styles, and provides suggestions for researchers on abstract writing.

Why Do Some Articles in Planning Journals Get Cited More than Others?

The planning literature has taken a recent interest in journal article citation counts, which are often used to measure the scholarly impact of articles, authors, or university departments. However,

Text and Team: What Article Metadata Characteristics Drive Citations in Software Engineering?

Various characteristics of articles’ metadata are linked to the frequency with which the corresponding articles are cited, and these results partially confirm and partially go counter to prior findings in software engineering and other disciplines.



Citation behavior in popular scientific papers: what is behind obscure citations? The case of ethnobotany

It is clear that even with sufficient access to reference texts; ethnobotanical studies highlight elements less relevant to the research and reproduce discussions in a non-reflective manner.

Citation levels and collaboration within library and information science

Although collaborative research is conducive to high citation in general, collaboration has apparently not tended to be essential to the success of current and former elite information scientists.

The impact of article titles on citation hits: an analysis of general and specialist medical journals

Data suggest that the construction of an article title has a significant impact on frequently the paper is cited, and this may be related to the way electronic searches of the literature are undertaken.

Author collaboration and impact: A note on citation rates of single and multiple authored articles

The acceptance rate of articles which are collaboratively authored tends to be higher than that for single-authored papers, thereby suggesting a generally positive relationship between collaboration

The effect of scholar collaboration on impact and quality of academic papers

Citations to scientific articles: Its distribution and dependence on the article features

What makes an article influential? Predicting impact in social and personality psychology

Multivariate analyses demonstrated several strong predictors of impact, including first author eminence, having a more senior later author, journal prestige, article length, and number and recency of references.

Article title type and its relation with the number of downloads and citations

The findings showed that differences exist between articles with different types of titles in terms of downloads and citations, especially articles with question titles tended to be downloaded more but cited less than the others.

Does co-authorship inflate the share of self-citations?

The authors show that at the macro level multi-authorship does not result in any exaggerate extent of self-citations, as shown in other bibliometric studies.

Be known by the company you keep: Citations — quality or chance?

The publication of a major paper, as judged by subsequent citations, significantly increases the citations of other papers in an issue and this indicates the importance of chance in determining citations.