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Introduction Citation of an article represents availability of resources that forms the base for advancement of new research output, new interpretation of the content of the article or as an introduction to the subject. In the

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Authors: Jun-Ying Fu, Xu Zhang, Yun-Hua Zhao, He-Feng Tong, Dar-Zen Chen and Mu-Hsuan Huang

the 1990s (Han and Ho 2011 ). The bibliometric method is the application of quantitative analysis and statistics to publications such as journal articles and their accompanying citation counts, which is used in research performance evaluation

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Introduction: Background Soon after bibliometric measures based on citation appeared, and first of all the Journal Impact Factor (Garfield 1972 ), it was recognized that these measures were dependent to disciplinary effects

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quality of titles can affect research articles’ impact. An informative and attractive title might lead to more use, which in turn is manifested in the number of downloads or citations the article receives. There are quite a number of factors that could

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2006 ). The correlation between coauthorship and citation impact has been studied by Glänzel ( 2002 ). In that study, three different fields were selected: Biomedical Research, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Citation and coauthor counts were

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Authors: Shengbo Liu and Chaomei Chen

Introduction Traditional co-citation analysis does not take into account the proximity of references co-cited by an article. Some references are cited within the same sentence, whereas other references may be cited in further

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. In 1955, Dr Eugene Garfield proposed the concept of journal impact factor (JIF) for journal evaluation (Garfied 1955 ). In early 1960s, Eugene Garfield and Irving H. Sher began to use the JIF to help Science Citation Index (SCI) to select source

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Introduction A citation can be thought of as a token that is used to assess the influence of a given entity (e.g., author, group, publication). Generally, the higher the number of citations received by an entity, the more

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Authors: Xiaojun Hu, Ronald Rousseau and Jin Chen

Introduction Informetrics is not only the study of regularities (the so-called informetric laws) or of citation counting and its consequences; it is also the study of related algebraic structures such as graphs or networks. In

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Authors: Ludo Waltman, Nees Jan van Eck, Thed N. van Leeuwen, Martijn S. Visser and Anthony F. J. van Raan

Introduction It is well known that the average number of citations per publication varies significantly across scientific fields. Of course, the average number of citations per publication also varies across publications of

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