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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Revisiting the determinants of citation counts in scientific publication



Revisiting the determinants of citation counts in scientific publication

Author(s)

Seyed Reza Mirnezami, Catherine Beaudry


Abstract

Using a rich data set integrating information about researchers' funding
and publication in the province of Quebec, this paper intends to
identify the main determinants of their citation count. Using two-stage
least squares to control for endogeneity, the results confirm the
significant relationship between the number of articles and citation
counts. Our results also show that scientists with more articles in
higher impact factor journals generally receive more citations. In terms
of research team structure, the team size has a positive impact on the
number of citations. Hence the greater visibility provided by a more
prolific scientific production, better journals, and more co-authors,
all contribute to increasing the perceived impact of articles. The paper
also shows no gender bias which means that both male and female receive
the same number of citations. In most regressions for different fields
and disciplines, the amount of funding from different types does not
have a significant effect.



Revisiting the determinants of citation counts in scientific publication

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