Sunday, January 16, 2011
Popular and Prestigious Publications
Today, in an interview with IBNA, I talked about the differences between popularity and prestige in citation analysis studies. Popular papers receive many citations, regardless where they were published. While prestigious papers are published in highly recognized journals, even if they do not get as many citations as the popular ones. Of course, a paper might be both popular and prestigious at the same time. I also talked about how we can make use of citation analysis research in practical fields like collection developments in libraries, and for ranking journals and scholars in various subjects. The full transcription of this interview is available here.