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Citation counts reinforce the influence of highly cited papers and nudge us towards undervaluing those with fewer.

Duede, Eamon (2022) Citation counts reinforce the influence of highly cited papers and nudge us towards undervaluing those with fewer. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the context of everyday research assessment citation counts are often taken as a simple indicator of the influence of any particular paper. However, all citations are not the same and can be deployed to achieve different ends. Commenting on a recent study of how researchers across 15 academic fields understand the influence of the work cited in their research Eamon Duede shows how citation plays a role both in indicating and shaping the influence of research papers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114005

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