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A taxonomy of motives to cite
University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
2014 (English)In: Social Studies of Science, ISSN 0306-3127, E-ISSN 1460-3659, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 625-637Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

In this study, we explicate citing behavior in the writing of scientific papers by presenting a taxonomy of motives to cite. The suggested taxonomy consists of four main categories, which are purely descriptive: Argumentation, Social Alignment, Mercantile Alignment, and Data. These categories are divided into a suggested set of subcategories. We argue that the complexities of citing practice show how little can be assumed about actual citing behavior when studying a finished paper. The discussion supports the claim that it might be misleading to treat all citations as equal in quantitative citation analysis.

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Sage Publications , 2014. Vol. 44, no 4, p. 625-637
Keywords [en]
academic writing, citations, citing behavior, library and information science, scientific communication
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Library and Information Science; Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1899DOI: 10.1177/0306312714522871ISI: 000342792500008PubMedID: 25272615Local ID: 2320/14132OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1899DiVA, id: diva2:869977
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-19Bibliographically approved

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