Citation generation potential

Sen, B K

Abstract

The article traces the history of the first use of the term citation potential and citation generation potential (CGP) and provides their definitions. Discusses how the terms differ from one another in terms of meaning. Identifies the factors such as intrinsic quality, rank of a scientist, subject, document type and mega-authorship that are responsible for the CGP. Explains how the CGP of a paper, a journal or a scientist can be determined and used.

Keyword(s)

Citations; Citation generation potential

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