The J‐shaped distribution of citedness

Jeppe Nicolaisen (Department of Information Studies, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Publication date: 1 August 2002

Abstract

A new approach for investigating the correlation between research quality and citation counts is presented and applied to a case study of the relationship between peer evaluations reflected in scholarly book reviews and the citation frequencies of reviewed books. Results of the study designate a J‐shaped distribution between the considered variables, presumably caused by a skewed allocation of negative citations. The paper concludes with suggestions for further research.

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Nicolaisen, J. (2002), "The J‐shaped distribution of citedness", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 58 No. 4, pp. 383-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410210431118

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2002, MCB UP Limited

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