Core elements in the process of citing publications: Conceptual overview of the literature

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Journal of Informetrics, ISSN: 1751-1577, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 203-216

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.02283
DOI:
10.1016/j.joi.2018.01.002
Author(s):
Tahamtan, Iman; Bornmann, Lutz
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Computer Science; Social Sciences; Computer Science - Digital Libraries
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This study provides a conceptual overview of the literature dealing with the process of citing documents (focusing on the literature from the recent decade). It presents theories, which have been proposed for explaining the citation process, and studies having empirically analyzed this process. The overview is referred to as conceptual, because it is structured based on core elements in the citation process: the context of the cited document, processes from selection to citation of documents, and the context of the citing document. The core elements are presented in a schematic representation. The overview can be used to find answers on basic questions about the practice of citing documents. Besides understanding of the process of citing, it delivers basic information for the proper application of citations in research evaluation.