Academic reputation affects citation count

By Geoff Maslen – in University World News.

An academic’s reputation plays a key role in generating increases in a scientific paper’s citation count early in its citation life cycle, before a tipping point, after which his or her reputation has much less influence relative to the paper’s citation count.

This is the intriguing finding from a study by a team of collaborating social science analysts in Belgium, Finland, Italy and the US.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2014101521175221

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/03/1323111111.abstract?sid=cfe6f1f4-f2e7-43e0-b54b-c3aa1a64c810

Povl Tiedemann
October 2014

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