Own-language preference: A new measure of "relative language self-citation"

A. Bookstein, M. Yitzhaki

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A significant portion of scientometrics research involves studies of relative citation rates to groups of citable items. This paper examines the relative citation rates to own-language as compared to foreign language materials. A simple probabilistic model of citation behavior is defined, which suggests a natural measure of relative citation rate. Unlike earlier indicators, our measure is independent of the size of the base population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-348
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


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