Linking to Data – Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy (via Meters, Metrics and More)

I’m not a big fan of bibliometricism …but this is definitely Quite Interesting. I wonder if my linking to it will increase its readership?

Linking to Data - Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy In the paper Effect of E-printing on Citation Rates in Astronomy and Physics we asked ourselves the question whether the introduction of the arXiv e-print repository had any influence on citation behavior. We found significant increases in citation rates for papers that appear as e-prints prior to being published in scholarly journals. This is just one example of how publication practices influence article metrics (citation rates, usage, obsolesc … Read More

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