Universality of citation distributions for academic institutions and journals

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Chatterjee, Arnab
dc.contributor.author Ghosh, Asim
dc.contributor.author Chakrabarti, Bikas K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T08:59:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T08:59:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-11
dc.identifier.citation Chatterjee , A , Ghosh , A & Chakrabarti , B K 2016 , ' Universality of citation distributions for academic institutions and journals ' PLOS ONE , vol 11 , no. 1 , e0146762 , pp. 1-11 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146762 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25721
dc.description.abstract Citations measure the importance of a publication, and may serve as a proxy for its popularity and quality of its contents. Here we study the distributions of citations to publications from individual academic institutions for a single year. The average number of citations have large variations between different institutions across the world, but the probability distributions of citations for individual institutions can be rescaled to a common form by scaling the citations by the average number of citations for that institution. We find this feature seems to be universal for a broad selection of institutions irrespective of the average number of citations per article. A similar analysis for citations to publications in a particular journal in a single year reveals similar results. We find high absolute inequality for both these sets, Gini coefficients being around 0.66 and 0.58 for institutions and journals respectively. We also find that the top 25% of the articles hold about 75% of the total citations for institutions and the top 29% of the articles hold about 71% of the total citations for journals. en
dc.format.extent 1-11
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PLOS ONE en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 11, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) en
dc.subject.other Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) en
dc.subject.other Medicine(all) en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.title Universality of citation distributions for academic institutions and journals en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department BECS
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.department Indian Statistical Institute
dc.subject.keyword Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
dc.subject.keyword Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
dc.subject.keyword Medicine(all)
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114105
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0146762
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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