|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4968114||1365184||2017||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- We analyze the 2001-2004 publications of 14467 scientists in the sciences.
- Differently from previous works, we normalize citations by field.
- We find no evidence of alphabetical advantage.
- We find no evidence of advantage for the top scientists either.
Prior investigations have offered contrasting results on a troubling question: whether the alphabetical ordering of bylines confers citation advantages on those authors whose surnames put them first in the list. The previous studies analyzed the surname effect at publication level, i.e. whether papers with the first author early in the alphabet trigger more citations than papers with a first author late in the alphabet. We adopt instead a different approach, by analyzing the surname effect on citability at the individual level, i.e. whether authors with alphabetically earlier surnames result as being more cited. Examining the question at both the overall and discipline levels, the analysis finds no evidence whatsoever that alphabetically earlier surnames gain advantage. The same lack of evidence occurs for the subpopulation of scientists with very high publication rates, where alphabetical advantage might gain more ground. The field of observation consists of 14,467 scientists in the sciences.
Journal: Journal of Informetrics - Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 121-127