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Uncitedness in the biomedical literature


  • Richard E. Stern


The reception of a scientific article is measured in part by its citedness in the subsequent literature. Although most papers are eventually cited, a number of papers in a variety of scientific disciplines have never been cited. A study was conducted to determine the bibliographic characteristics of uncited papers in the biomedical literature. It was found that certain bibliographic characteristics differentiate cited from uncited papers. © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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  • Richard E. Stern, 1990. "Uncitedness in the biomedical literature," Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Association for Information Science & Technology, vol. 41(3), pages 193-196, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jamest:v:41:y:1990:i:3:p:193-196
    DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199004)41:33.0.CO;2-B

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    1. Zewen Hu & Angela Lin & Peter Willett, 2019. "Identification of research communities in cited and uncited publications using a co-authorship network," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 118(1), pages 1-19, January.

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