Document (#37292)

Author
Burrell, Q.L.
Title
Alternative thoughts on uncitedness
Source
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63(2012) no.7, S.1466-1470
Year
2012
Series
Brief communication
Abstract
In a recent article, L. Egghe, R. Guns, and R. Rousseau () noted that in a study of some eminent scientists, many of them had a fair proportion of papers which were uncited and found this to be surprising. Here, we use the stochastic publication/citation model of Q.L. Burrell () to show that the result might in fact be expected. This brief communication is in the spirit of Q.L. Burrell (, ), showing that results that might at first sight seem to be surprising can in fact often be explainable in a stochastic framework.
Theme
Informetrie

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