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What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior

Lutz Bornmann, Hans‐Dieter Daniel
2008 Journal of Documentation  
Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to present a narrative review of studies on the citing behavior of scientists, covering mainly research published in the last 15 years.  ...  of scientific peers, but also for other, possibly non-scientific, reasons.  ...  In a later study, Garfield and Welljamsdorof (1990) investigated the impact of falsified studies on research by investigating citations to such works and how citing authors used them.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00220410810844150 fatcat:kfl5szg3azaanh5z2nu24rk4qm

The Communication Studies Researcher and the Communication Studies Indexes

David C. Tyler, Signe O. Boudreau, Susan M. Leach
2005 Behavioral & social sciences librarian (Print)  
This study attempts to determine whether the online Communication Studies indexes provide access to the journal literature that researchers in the field actually cite and whether, where the current journal  ...  The existence of widely available large, multi-subject, online databases calls into question the necessity for small, disciplinespecific indexes to support research.  ...  RESULTS, PART II: CITATIONS TO THE CURRENT JOURNAL LITERATURE FOR COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND MULTI-SUBJECT DATABASES As a follow-up to Part I of our evaluation, we hoped to discover how useful the Communication  ... 
doi:10.1300/j103v23n02_02 fatcat:botun77ohjajlohqthlprrz25i

Anatomy of Scholarly Information Behavior Patterns in the Wake of Academic Social Media Platforms [article]

Hamed Alhoori, Mohammed Samaka, Richard Furuta, Edward A. Fox
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Although the researchers who participated in the present study represent a range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, the study reports a number of similarities in terms of the researchers' scholarly  ...  Based on this analysis, the study identifies and describes new behavior patterns on the part of researchers as they engage in the information-seeking process.  ...  An earlier version of the initial work was presented at a TPDL conference [136] and an ICADL conference [137] .  ... 
arXiv:1612.07863v2 fatcat:xktyjgksebdaxnd3hvucyo2qpq

Universal hierarchical behavior of citation networks

Enys Mones, Péter Pollner, Tamás Vicsek
2014 Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment  
In this paper, we investigate the hierarchical structure of citation networks consisting of papers in the same field.  ...  We also show by a simple argument that the alterations in the behavior are related to and can be understood by the degree of specialization corresponding to the fields.  ...  As a further investigation, these questions can be addressed by a more detailed model and exploration of the local properties of citations.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2014/05/p05023 fatcat:n57d2apknzfs3exqvdvjhjdzxy

A study on information behavior of scholars for article keywords selection [article]

2021 arXiv   pre-print
This project takes the factors of keyword selection behavior as the research object.  ...  Based on the aforementioned review of existing researches and explanations of keywords selection, this study adopts a qualitative research design to expand the explanation, and macro simulation based on  ...  In Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 582-592). A quantitative exploration on reasons for citing articles from the perspective of cited authors 20 Rogers E M.  ... 
arXiv:2101.11446v1 fatcat:utyungitmffejoz4hx3pktrw5y

An Empirical Update (1969–1989) of D. L. Krantz's Thesis That the Experimental Analysis of Behavior is Isolated

S. R. Coleman, S. E. Mehlman
1992 The Behavior Analyst  
to cite its own articles ("self-cite") at a higher rate than related journals; (2) JEAB's self-citation rate decreased by a larger amount since 1969 than did that of related journals; and (3) JEAB was  ...  Citation data from 1970 to 1989 were examined in order to determine whether the "isolation" of the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB) that was originally documented by Krantz (1971 Krantz ( , 1972  ...  To ascertain how the decline (negative slope) in JEAB self-citation compares to the self-citation behavior of other psychological journals in this period, we obtained self-citation percentages from SSCI  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03392584 pmid:22478113 pmcid:PMC2733411 fatcat:ftfnoi2iv5bzbhcp3hntptu6fe

Citation Analysis of Skinner's Verbal Behavior: 1984–2004

Simon Dymond, Denis O'Hora, Robert Whelan, Aoife O'Donovan
2006 The Behavior Analyst  
In particular, the analysis suggests that the verbal operant of manding has sufficient presence in the applied empirical literature to render citation of Verbal Behavior redundant.  ...  The present study undertook an updated citation analysis of Skinner's (1957) Verbal Behavior.  ...  For example, imagine a study on tacting in a pigeon, in which a human experimenter provides reinforcement for pressing a key marked ''Red'' in the presence of a red light (e.g., M. L.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03392118 pmid:22478453 pmcid:PMC2223169 fatcat:teqxlq73zbfd5arvi64pmolbte

The effects of citation-based research evaluation schemes on self-citation behavior [article]

Giovanni Abramo, Ciriaco Andrea D'Angelo, Leonardo Grilli
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the changes in the self-citation behavior of Italian professors following the introduction of a citation-based incentive scheme, for national accreditation to academic appointments.  ...  A further analysis shows that there is much heterogeneity in the individual patterns of self-citing behavior, albeit with very few outliers.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, BANDO PRIN 2017NKWYFC "The effects of evaluation on academic research: knowledge production and  ... 
arXiv:2102.05358v1 fatcat:q3vyv3xrjffkvjwyyp62irpbra

How Are Academic Age, Productivity and Collaboration Related to Citing Behavior of Researchers?

Staša Milojević, Santo Fortunato
2012 PLoS ONE  
In this study we investigate referencing (citing) behavior in five diverse fields (astronomy, mathematics, robotics, ecology and economics) based on 213,756 core journal articles.  ...  At the macro level we find: (a) a steady increase in the number of references per article over the period studied (50 years), which in some fields is due to a higher rate of usage, while in others reflects  ...  Acknowledgments I thank the referee for useful suggestions, Deborah Shaw for careful reading and comments on the manuscript and Colleen Martin for excellent copy editing. Author Contributions  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049176 pmid:23145111 pmcid:PMC3492318 fatcat:erl6h5py35cfzj5rsmly7kvhzu

Quantified trends in the history of verbal behavior research

John W. Eshleman
1991 The Analysis of Verbal Behavior  
The history of scientific research about verbal behavior research, especially that based on Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957) , can be assessed on the basis of a frequency and celeration analysis of the  ...  Based on several literature searches, the bibliographic database included papers pertaining to verbal behavior that were published in  ...  For all of these aforementioned reasons the formation of ABA probably has helped foster verbal behavior research and interest. We learn how others carried out their research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03392861 pmid:22477630 pmcid:PMC2748535 fatcat:npjiz3o4wbbrre5tnosf3746ti

Assessing Professional Behavior

Louise Arnold
2002 Academic Medicine  
A circumscribed concept of professionalism is available to serve as a foundation for next steps in assessing professional behavior. The current array of assess-ment tools is rich.  ...  Whether measurement tools should be tailored to the stage of a medical career and how the environment can support or sabotage the assessment of professional behavior are central issues.  ...  Standardized patients in OSCE settings can establish learners' competence in ethical reasoning, ethical behavior, and communication.  ... 
doi:10.1097/00001888-200206000-00006 pmid:12063194 fatcat:trj5t7qtxvdzrldzbzdy6aa2se

Driving Citations: Relationships With Criminal Behavior

Randy A. Sansone, Charlene Lam, Michael W. Wiederman
2011 Traffic Injury Prevention  
In our review of the literature, we were unable to find a single empirical study that has examined this relationship.  ...  We then investigated whether respondent sex demonstrated a statistical interaction with driving citations in the prediction of number of different forms of illegal behavior.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15389588.2011.553642 pmid:21660885 fatcat:zromczh2jne5jgu3rnxp4om2de


T. Stafford
2011 Connectionist Models of Neurocognition and Emergent Behavior  
nor being a model of my 'explanatory' type are necessary for a modelling paper to become highly cited.  ...  Neither are these factors associated with higher rates of citation.  ...  role in memory" . 5 Not only should we, contra Bower, continue to study cerebral cortex, but we have in fact essentially solved a major part of it!  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789814340359_0021 fatcat:6de53u5luvb4xc3zzqnczq4ck4

In their own image? a comparison of doctoral students' and faculty members' referencing behavior

Vincent Larivière, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Pierrette Bergeron
2013 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
This paper contributes to our understanding of referencing patterns and age stratification in academia. Implications for our understanding of information seeking behavior of academics are discussed.  ...  This paper compares doctoral students and faculty members' referencing behavior through the analysis of a large corpus of scientific papers.  ...  Barnett and Fink (2008) propose three reasons for this behavior: a) younger scholars are more receptive to new ideas than young scholars; b) older scholars have an older set of literature as their primary  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.22797 fatcat:c3zqswrvj5di7kowcaleeuhjxm

Consistent Individual Behavioral Variation: The Difference between Temperament, Personality and Behavioral Syndromes

Jill MacKay, Marie Haskell
2015 Animals  
Here we use a rapid, non-exhaustive and repeatable search strategy literature review to investigate where there were unique distinctions between these three terms and where there was an overlap in their  ...  We identified three main areas of confusion in terminology: historical usage which is not updated; a lack of precision between different fields of study; and a lack of precision between different levels  ...  The financial support for this study was provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and IceRobotics Ltd., South Queensferry, Scotland as part of Jill R. D.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani5030366 pmid:26479368 pmcid:PMC4598688 fatcat:si2cmgemebaxzgijq5rsjwv7g4
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