[Duraspace] Impact of Social Sciences – Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations.
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 13:36:46 SAST 2014
It is widely accepted that academic papers are rarely cited or even read. *But
what kind of data lies behind these assertions?* Dahlia Remler takes a look
at the academic research on citation practices and finds that whilst it is
clear citation rates are low, much confusion remains over precise figures
and methods for determining accurate citation analysis. In her
investigation, Remler wonders whether academics are able to answer these
key questions. But expert evaluation has indeed correctly discredited
the overblown claim resulting from embellished journalism.
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