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University citation distributions

dc.affiliation.dptoUC3M. Departamento de Economíaes
dc.contributor.authorPerianes Rodríguez, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Castillo, Javier
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T18:04:08Z
dc.date.available2017-09-11T18:04:08Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-01
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the citation distributions of the 500 universities in the 2013 edition of the Leiden Ranking produced by The Centre for Science and Technological Studies. We use a Web of Science data set consisting of 3.6 million articles published in 2003 to 2008 and classified into 5,119 clusters. The main findings are the following. First, the universality claim, according to which all university-citation distributions, appropriately normalized, follow a single functional form, is not supported by the data. Second, the 500 university citation distributions are all highly skewed and very similar. Broadly speaking, university citation distributions appear to behave as if they differ by a relatively constant scale factor over a large, intermediate part of their support. Third, citation-impact differences between universities account for 3.85% of overall citation inequality. This percentage is greatly reduced when university citation distributions are normalized using their mean normalized citation scores (MNCSs) as normalization factors. Finally, regarding practical consequences, we only need a single explanatory model for the type of high skewness characterizing all university citation distributions, and the similarity of university citation distributions goes a long way in explaining the similarity of the university rankings obtained with the MNCS and the Top 10% indicator.en
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPerianes-Rodriguez, a., Ruiz-Castillo, J. (2016). University citation distributions. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, v. 67, n. 11, pp. 2790-2804es
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23619
dc.identifier.issn2330-1635
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage2790es
dc.identifier.publicationissue11es
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage2804es
dc.identifier.publicationtitleJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.en
dc.identifier.publicationvolume67es
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10016/25212
dc.identifier.uxxiAR/0000018415
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://hdl.handle.net/10016/19811
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. ECO2011-29762es
dc.rights© Association for Information Science and Technologyen
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accessen
dc.subject.ecienciaEconomíaen
dc.subject.otherScientometricsen
dc.subject.otherBibliographic citationsen
dc.subject.otherCitation analysisen
dc.subject.otherImpact indicatorsen
dc.subject.otherProductivityen
dc.subject.otherUniversalityen
dc.subject.otherArticlesen
dc.subject.otherScienceen
dc.subject.otherScoresen
dc.subject.otherScalesen
dc.titleUniversity citation distributionsen
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