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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2016, Vol. 32 Issue (6): 46-53    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2016.06.06
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Properties of Scholarly Papers and Number of Citations
Xiao Xuebin1(),Chai Yanju2
1Wuhan University Library, Wuhan 430079, China
2Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430077, China
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[Objective] To examine the ties between properties of scholarly papers and the number of citations they received. [Methods] First, we adopted various measurements to reduce the influence of irrelevant factors. Second, we drew trending lines to analyze the relationship between the target properties and the number of citations for a period of three years. [Results] There was positive correlation between some properties, such as the numbers of authors, pages and references, as well as the length of abstract, and the number of citations. In the meantime, there is no relationship between the number of keywords and the number of citations. The titles posed mixed effects to the number of citations. [Limitations] All samples were collected from the SCIE database in the fields of Engineering and Mechanical. We might not be able to get similar results from other areas. [Conclusions] Specific properties of the paper pose positive effects to the number of citations.

Key wordsCitations      Impact factors      Field length      The number of references      The number of authors      Positive correlation     
Received: 12 January 2016      Published: 18 July 2016

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Xiao Xuebin,Chai Yanju. Properties of Scholarly Papers and Number of Citations. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2016, 32(6): 46-53.

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