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Publication date: 9 November 2015

Adeleke Victor Adedayo

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…

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Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

Elucidatory expositions are made on the purposes of the introduction and literature review sections.

Findings

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.

Originality/value

This paper will provide insight and awareness to new methodologies to cull and curate appropriate citation count in the computation of quality of publications.

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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Publication date: 9 November 2015

Joan Stein

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Performance Measurement and Metrics, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-8047

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