Linking to Data – Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy

3 juin 2011

Publié le 16 août 2011, par Thérèse Hameau

We will be examining one practice that is very relevant to astronomy : is there a difference, from a bibliometric point of view, between articles that link to data and articles that do not ? Specifically, is there a difference in citation rates between these classes of articles ?
Using the data holdings of the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, our analysis shows that articles with data links are indeed cited more than articles without these links - for this data set, articles with data links acquired 20% more citations (compared to articles without these links).

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