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dc.contributor.authorLarivière, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorGingras, Yves
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-08T19:23:02Z
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dc.date.available2020-04-08T19:23:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/23232
dc.publisherAssociation for information science and technologyfr
dc.titleThe impact factor’s Matthew Effect : a natural experiment in bibliometricsfr
dc.typeArticlefr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'informationfr
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.21232
dcterms.abstractSince the publication of Robert K. Merton’s theory of cumulative advantage in science (Matthew Effect), several empirical studies have tried to measure its presence at the level of papers, individual researchers, institutions, or countries. However, these studies seldom control for the intrinsic “quality” of papers or of researchers— “better” (however defined) papers or researchers could receive higher citation rates because they are indeed of better quality. Using an original method for controlling the intrinsic value of papers—identical duplicate papers published in different journals with different impact factors—this paper shows that the journal in which papers are published have a strong influence on their citation rates, as duplicate papers published in highimpact journals obtain, on average, twice as many citations as their identical counterparts published in journals with lower impact factors. The intrinsic value of a paper is thus not the only reason a given paper gets cited or not, there is a specific Matthew Effect attached to journals and this gives to papers published there an added value over and above their intrinsic quality.fr
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1532-2882fr
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:1532-2890fr
dcterms.languageengfr
UdeM.ReferenceFournieParDeposantThe impact factor’s Matthew effect: a natural experiment in bibliometrics. Larivière, V., Gingras, Y. (2010). The impact factor’s Matthew effect: a natural experiment in bibliometrics. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(2): 424-427.fr
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion acceptée / Accepted Manuscriptfr
oaire.citationTitleJournal of the American society for information science and technology
oaire.citationVolume61
oaire.citationIssue2
oaire.citationStartPage424
oaire.citationEndPage427


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