On this page, we provide a list of all papers we've reviewed thus far. Beside the page numbers, we include what each study found. As always, if you see articles we are missing or notice any issues, please let us know.EMAIL US.
Camille Roth, Jiang Wu, Sergi Lozano
115 (more internal citations)
computer science, economics, engineering, physics
This study’s findings related to new internal references and references within the same discipline that the article focused on. It found that more of either of these types of references led to more citations to the studied article.
Shi Young Lee, Sanghack Lee, Sung Hee Jun
1698-1699 (write long articles)
234 (write long articles)
George A. Antoniou, Stavros A. Antoniou, Efstratios I. Georgakarakos, George S. Sfyroeras, George S. Georgiadis
289-290 (more internal citations & write long articles)
major vascular and general surgical journals
Pamela Royle, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Katharine Barnard, and Norman Waugh
1 (abstract - publish in a top journal), 8 (article length has no impact)
life and health sciences
Clyde W. Holsapple and Wenhong Luo
359-360 (publish in a top journal)
Included nearly 20,000 articles in the study.
Jeffrey L. Harrison and Amy R. Mashburn
65 (publish in a top journal)
9-12 (more internal citations), 10-12 (publish in a top journal)
biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, and physics
Ian Ayres, Fredrick E. Vars
440 (reduce internal citations & write long articles)
53 pages is optimal length according to this study. It looked at articles published between 1980 to 1995, in three top law journals.
Christiana E. Hilmer, Jayson L. Lusk
688-689 (write long articles)
Found that advantage of long articles disappeared when conference / proceedings papers were excluded.
Fereshteh Didegah, Mike Thelwall
1060-1061 (more internal citations & publish in a top journal)
nanoscience and nanotechnology
This article found that articles with more references are cited more often and that articles with references to “high impact” works get even more citations.
Anupama Annalingam, Hasitha Damayanthi, Ranil Jayawardena, and Priyanga Ranasinghe
5-6 (publish in a top journal)
Sri Lankan medical research
Minho So, Jiyoung Kim, Sangki Choi, Han Woo Park
1529 (more internal citations & don't write long articles)
science and technology, including natural sciences, life sciences, and engineering
This was the largest study we looked at. It included over 45,000 papers.
Natsuo Onodera, Fuyuki Yoshikane
757 (more internal citations), 760 (article length has no impact)
condensed matter physics, inorganic and nuclear chemistry, electric and electronic engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology, and gastroenterology
Found that in addition to more references leading to more citations, citation chances could be increased further if a higher percentage of those references were to articles published 5 years of less from the date of the studied article.
Tian Yu and Guang Yu
43 (more internal citations), 46 (publish in a top journal)
information science & library science
José A.N.F. Gomes and Elizabeth S. Vieira
38 (publish in a top journal)
physics & chemistry
Matthew E. Falagas, Angeliki Zarkali ,Drosos E. Karageorgopoulos, Vangelis Bardakas, and Michael N. Mavros
4 (write long articles), 7 (publish in a top journal)
general medicine journals
Barbara J. Robson, Aurélie Mousquès
1392 (more internal citations & write long articles)
Nick Haslam, Peter Koval
898 (more internal citations & publish in a top journal & write long articles)
social, personality psychology
447 (more internal citations & don't write long articles)
terrorism, mass extinction, complex network analysis, and knowledge domain visualization
Yassine Gargouri, Chawki Hajjem, Vincent Larivière, Yves Gingras, Les Carr, Tim Brody, Stevan Harnad
5 (more internal citations & publish in a top journal & write long articles)
General / interdisciplinary
Maarten van Wesel, Sally Wyatt, Jeroen ten Haaf
1606 (write long articles)
sociology, general & internal medicine, applied physics
Lutz Bornmann, Hermann Schier, Werner Marx, Hans-Dieter Daniel
16 (more internal citations)
Nick Haslam, Lauren Ban, Leah Kaufmann, Stephen Loughnan, Kim Peters, Jennifer Whelan, Sam Wilson
179 (more internal citations & publish in a top journal & write long articles)
Looked at articles from 1998.
Tai‐Quan Peng, Jonathan J.H. Zhu
1794 (more internal citations & publish in a top journal & write long articles)
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