Publication
Title
On the definition of forward and backward citation generations
Author
Abstract
A publication exerts direct and indirect influence on other articles (by citing articles and by articles that cite citing articles) and is itself influenced directly as well as indirectly (by references and references of references). This citation network leads to generations of citing and cited publications. In this contribution we show that these generations can be defined in different ways. We also propose methods to calculate indicators derived from these citation generations. We claim that, when studying a publication's contribution to the evolution of its field or to science in general, taking only direct citations into account, tells only part of the story.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
1751-1577
Volume/pages
5:1(2011), p. 27-36
ISI
000285626000003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 17.05.2011
Last edited 15.07.2017
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