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DATE

2009-12

AUTHORS

Michael C. Calver, J. Stuart Bradley

ABSTRACT

The mean citations per paper is used increasingly as a simple metric for indicating the impact of a journal or comparing journal rankings. While convenient, we suggest that it has limitations given the highly skewed distributions of citations per paper in a wide range of journals.

PAGES

611

Journal

TITLE

Scientometrics

ISSUE

3

VOLUME

81

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http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1007/s11192-008-2229-y

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-008-2229-y

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