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References made and citations received by scientific articles

dc.affiliation.dptoUC3M. Departamento de Economíaes
dc.contributor.authorAlbarrán, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Castillo, Javier
dc.contributor.editorUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-24T08:21:33Z
dc.date.available2010-08-24T08:21:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies massive evidence about references made and citations received after a five-year citation window by 3.7 million articles published in 1998-2002 in 22 scientific fields. We find that the distributions of references made and citations received share a number of basic features across sciences. Reference distributions are rather skewed to the right, while citation distributions are even more highly skewed: the mean is about 20 percentage points to the right of the median, and articles with a remarkable or outstanding number of citations represent about 9% of the total. Moreover, the existence of a power law representing the upper tail of citation distributions cannot be rejected in 17 fields whose articles represent 74.7% of the total. Contrary to the evidence in other contexts, the value of the scale parameter is above 3.5 in 13 of the 17 cases. Finally, power laws are typically small but capture a considerable proportion of the total citations received
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Community's Seventh Framework Program
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge financial support from the Spanish MEC, Grants SEJ2007-67436, SEJ2007-63098 and SEJ2006-05710. The database of Thomson Scientific (formerly Thomson-ISI; Institute for Scientific Information) has been acquired with funds from Santander Universities Global Division of Banco Santander. This paper is part of the SCIFI-GLOW Collaborative Project supported by the European Commission’s Seventh Research Framework Programme, Contract no. SSH7-CT-2008-217436.en
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dc.identifier.issn2340-5031
dc.identifier.repecwe094581
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10016/6374
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://hdl.handle.net/10016/10207
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUC3M Working papers. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries09-81
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/217436
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.accessRightsopen access
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.ecienciaEconomía
dc.titleReferences made and citations received by scientific articles
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