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14 April 2021
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Read before you cite!
M.V. Simkin ; V.P. Roychowdhury ;
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Date 3 Dec 2002
Journal Complex Syst. 14 (2003) 269-274
Subject Disordered Systems and Neural Networks; Statistical Mechanics; Physics and Society | cond-mat.dis-nn cond-mat.stat-mech physics.soc-ph
AbstractWe report a method of estimating what percentage of people who cited a paper had actually read it. The method is based on a stochastic modeling of the citation process that explains empirical studies of misprint distributions in citations (which we show follows a Zipf law). Our estimate is only about 20% of citers read the original.
Source arXiv, cond-mat/0212043
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Review title: How to use misprints!
Reviewer: reviewer8
Date: 24 February 2009 at 16:36 GMT.
Comment: This article shows what everyone knows: cited articles are seldom read. The authors shows that 80% of cited articles are not read by the citing authors. This may be an upper bound.

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