Shooting Stars and Sleeping Beauties: the Secret Life of Citations.

Mingers, John (2007) Shooting Stars and Sleeping Beauties: the Secret Life of Citations. In: EURO XXII,, 8-11 July, Prague. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the pattern of citations for papers published in 1990 across 6 MS/OR journals. A stochastic model is proposed which views the generating mechanism of citations as a gamma mixture of Poisson processes generating overall a negative binomial distribution. The model is extended to include obsolescence, i.e., the citation rate for a paper varies over its cited lifetime. The research then identifies specfic patterns of behaviour such as sleeping beauties or shooting stars. Conclusions concerning the predictability of future citations, and future research are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2009 13:26
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 10:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13133 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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