Scientometrics

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 243–251 | Cite as

The effect of keyword repetition in abstract and keyword frequency per journal in predicting citation counts

Article

Abstract

This paper investigates an association between two new variables and citations in papers. These variables include the abstract ratio (the sum of repetition of keywords in abstract divided by abstract length) and the weight ratio (the frequency of paper’s keyword per journal). The data consist of 5875 papers from 12 journals in education: three journals from each SCImago quartile. The researchers used semi-continuous regression to model the data and measure the impact of the proposed variables on citations. The results revealed that both abstract ratio and weight ratio are statistically significant predictors of citations in scientific articles in education.

Keywords

Scientometrics Bibliometrics Citation analysis Citation prediction 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TehranTehranIslamic Republic of Iran

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