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Citation of scholars in co-authorship network: Analysis of Google Scholar data


  • Matveeva, Nataliya

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation)

  • Poldin, Oleg

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)


In this study, we analyze correlations between the co-authorship network parameters and citation characteristics in Google Scholar. We estimate the count data regression model in a sample of more than 30 thousand authors with the first citation after 2007. There is a positive relationship between scholar’s citation counts and number of co-authors, between citations and the author’s centrality, and between scholar’s citations and the average citation of co-authors. The h-index and i10 index are significantly associated with the number of co-authors and average citation of co-authors.

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  • Matveeva, Nataliya & Poldin, Oleg, 2016. "Citation of scholars in co-authorship network: Analysis of Google Scholar data," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 44, pages 100-118.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0306

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    scientometrics; co-authorship network; bibliometric analysis; Google Scholar; count data models.;
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    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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