Title
On the definition of forward and backward citation generations On the definition of forward and backward citation generations
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
5(2011) :1 , p. 27-36
ISSN
1751-1577
ISI
000285626000003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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