The recurrence of citations within a scientific article

Zhigang Hu, Chaomei Chen, Zeyuan Liu

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Abstract

Although listed at the tail of a scientific article only once, a reference is usually cited repeatedly inside the full text of the article. In this research, we investigated the universality of recurring citations in Journal of Informetrics. About 1/4 references are repeatedly cited. For these repeatedly cited references, their citation location and citation context for the first and subsequent times are examined separately. Normally, recurring citations of a same reference tend to be located in the same section instead of different ones. It proves that, even if a reference is cited for multiple times in a single citing paper, it is still focus on the same topic in the same section most of the time. We also explored the reason why recurring citations are happening. By comparing the contexts of two kinds of citations, the first-time citations and the succeeding citations, we found that, for a specific reference, its first-time citation is usually not as intentional as the succeeding citations. Just because of the relative importance of the succeeding citations compared to the first-time citation, recurring citations are reasonable and necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul
Subtitle of host publication15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference
PublisherBogazici Universitesi
Pages221-229
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789755183817
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2015 Jun 292015 Jul 4

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Other15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period15/6/2915/7/4

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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Hu, Z., Chen, C., & Liu, Z. (2015). The recurrence of citations within a scientific article. In Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul: 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference (pp. 221-229). Bogazici Universitesi.
Hu, Zhigang ; Chen, Chaomei ; Liu, Zeyuan. / The recurrence of citations within a scientific article. Proceedings of ISSI 2015 Istanbul: 15th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference. Bogazici Universitesi, 2015. pp. 221-229
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