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Differences in Citation Patterns across Areas, Article Types and Age Groups of Researchers

Version 1 : Received: 16 August 2021 / Approved: 17 August 2021 / Online: 17 August 2021 (15:09:37 CEST)

How to cite: Mendoza, M. Differences in Citation Patterns across Areas, Article Types and Age Groups of Researchers. Preprints 2021, 2021080367 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0367.v1). Mendoza, M. Differences in Citation Patterns across Areas, Article Types and Age Groups of Researchers. Preprints 2021, 2021080367 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0367.v1).

Abstract

The evaluation of research proposals and academic careers is subject to indicators of scientific productivity. Citations are critical signs of impact for researchers, and many indicators are based on these data. The literature shows that there are differences in citation patterns between areas. The scope and depth that these differences may have to motivate the extension of these studies considering types of articles and age groups of researchers. In this work, we conducted an exploratory study to elucidate what evidence there is about the existence of these differences in citation patterns. To perform this study, we collected historical data from Scopus. Analyzing these data, we evaluate if there are measurable differences in citation patterns. This study shows that there are evident differences in citation patterns between areas, types of publications, and age groups of researchers that may be relevant when carrying out researchers’ academic evaluation.

Keywords

Citation patterns; Age groups of researchers; Types of publications.

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