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dc.contributor.authorWallace, Matthew L.
dc.contributor.authorLarivière, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorGingras, Yves
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-06T12:47:01Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONfr
dc.date.available2020-04-06T12:47:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/23193
dc.publisherPublic library of sciencefr
dc.titleA small world of citations? : the influence of collaboration networks on citation practicesfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'informationfr
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0033339
dcterms.abstractThis paper examines the proximity of authors to those they cite using degrees of separation in a co-author network, essentially using collaboration networks to expand on the notion of self-citations. While the proportion of direct selfcitations (including co-authors of both citing and cited papers) is relatively constant in time and across specialties in the natural sciences (10% of references) and the social sciences (20%), the same cannot be said for citations to authors who are members of the co-author network. Differences between fields and trends over time lie not only in the degree of coauthorship which defines the large-scale topology of the collaboration network, but also in the referencing practices within a given discipline, computed by defining a propensity to cite at a given distance within the collaboration network. Overall, there is little tendency to cite those nearby in the collaboration network, excluding direct self-citations. These results are interpreted in terms of small-scale structure, field-specific citation practices, and the value of local co-author networks for the production of knowledge and for the accumulation of symbolic capital. Given the various levels of integration between co-authors, our findings shed light on the question of the availability of ‘arm’s length’ expert reviewers of grant applications and manuscripts.fr
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1932-6203fr
dcterms.languageengfr
UdeM.ReferenceFournieParDeposantWallace ML, Larivie`re V, Gingras Y (2012) A Small World of Citations? The Influence of Collaboration Networks on Citation Practices. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33339. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033339fr
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion publiée / Version of Recordfr
oaire.citationTitlePLoS one
oaire.citationVolume7
oaire.citationIssue3


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