First author advantage: Citation labeling in research

Graham Cormode, S. Muthukrishnan, Jinyun Yan

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    Abstract

    Citations among research papers, and the networks they form, are the primary object of study in scientometrics. The act of making a citation reflects the citer's knowledge of the related literature, and of the work being cited. We aim to gain insight into this process by studying citation keys: user-chosen labels to identify a cited work. Our main observation is that the first listed author is disproportionately represented in such labels, implying a strong mental bias towards the first author.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCompSci 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Computational Scientometrics
    Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications, Co-located with CIKM 2013
    Pages13-18
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event2013 ACM Workshop on Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications, CompSci 2013 - Co-located with CIKM 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: Oct 28 2013Oct 28 2013

    Publication series

    NameCompSci 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications, Co-located with CIKM 2013

    Conference

    Conference2013 ACM Workshop on Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications, CompSci 2013 - Co-located with CIKM 2013
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA
    Period10/28/1310/28/13

    Keywords

    • citation labeling
    • first author bias

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications

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