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Title:A probe into the citation patterns of high-quality and high-impact publications
Auhtor(s): Jiang Li,Fred Y. Ye,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:19, No 2
Year:2014
Keywords:Citation analysis; Citation pattern; Citation curve; Sleeping-beauty; Obsolescence.
Abstract:Enlightened by Avramescuís studies, we classified the citation patterns of high-quality and high-impact publicationsinto five mathematical types: lognormal-type, exponential-type, polynomial-type, wave-type and sleeping-beauty. Based on practical datasets of high-quality and high-impact publications, the five types of citation patterns are fitted well at statistical level. The results reveal that high-quality publications usually appear irregular citation curves (wave-type and sleeping-beauty) and high-impact publications tend to show regular ones (lognormal-type, exponential-type and polynomial-type).
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