, Volume 118, Issue 1, pp 375–381 | Cite as

Some reflections on being cited 10,000 times

  • James HartleyEmail author


This letter describes the author’s reactions to being cited 10,000 times in Google Scholar. Data are provided to illustrate differences between the numbers of citations for books and edited works and between papers on different topics and in different styles.


Google Scholar Academic writing Titles Writing alone or together 



I am grateful to Guillaume Cabanac and Ivor Davies for helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyKeele UniversityStaffordshireUK

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