Citations in introduction and literature review sections should not count for quality
Performance Measurement and Metrics
Article publication date: 9 November 2015
The purpose of this paper is to suggest that citations made in the introduction and literature review sections of academic writings should not count in the analysis of citations to measure the quality of research papers.
Elucidatory expositions are made on the purposes of the introduction and literature review sections.
The nature of citations to knowledge to establish these purposes is identified and used to suggest that citations made in these sections should not count in citation analysis that are used to determine quality of publications. Introduction sections are written to identify the importance and justification for the subject of study, while literature reviews are written to identify gaps, opposing views, strengths and weaknesses in the status quo knowledge.
This paper will provide insight and awareness to new methodologies to cull and curate appropriate citation count in the computation of quality of publications.
Adedayo, A.V. (2015), "Citations in introduction and literature review sections should not count for quality", Performance Measurement and Metrics, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 303-306. https://doi.org/10.1108/PMM-01-2015-0001
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