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On the Citation Advantage of linking to data
Bertil Dorch 1
(2012-07-05)

This paper present some indications of the existence of a Citation Advantage related to linked data, using astrophysics as a case. Using simple measures, I find that the Citation Advantage presently (at the least since 2009) amounts to papers with links to data receiving on the average 50% more citations per paper per year, than the papers without links to data. A similar study by other authors should a cummulative effect after several years amounting to 20%. Hence, a Data Sharing Citation Advantage seems inevitable.
1:  The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library and Information Service (CULIS)
University of Copenhagen
Humanities and Social Sciences/Library and information sciences
Bibliometrics – Data – Astrophysics – Citations – Linking
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