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Title: What do UK academics cite? An analysis of references cited in UK scholarly outputs
Authors: Creaser, Claire
Oppenheim, Charles
Summers, Mark
Keywords: Publication behaviour
Research assessment
Disciplinary differences
Cited references
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer / © Akademiai Kiado
Citation: CREASER, C., OPPENHEIM, C. and SUMMERS, M., 2011. What do UK academics cite? An analysis of references cited in UK scholarly outputs. Scientometrics, 86 (3), pp. 613 - 627.
Abstract: This study used a bibliometric method to find quantitative evidence of publication and citing patterns within UK academia. The publications of a random sample of UK research—active academics for each of the years 2003 and 2008—were collected and analysed to gather data regarding referencing practices, along with any identifiable trends between the 2 years. References were categorised by type of material to show the proportions of each type used. Comparisons between the 2 years showed that the use of journal articles had increased. There was also an increase in the average number of publications per author. A large number of authors had no publications in the target years
Description: This article was published in the journal Scientometrics [Springer / © Akademiai Kiado]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-010-0321-6
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-010-0321-6
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13479
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-010-0321-6
ISSN: 0138-9130
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