Getting (Ex)Cited: the Role of Herding in Driving Citations

Simon Quaschning, University College Ghent/Ghent University, Belgium
Mario Pandelaere, Ghent University, Belgium
Iris Vermeir, University College Ghent/Ghent University, Belgium
While some articles are highly cited, most scientific work never gets noticed. Enhancing existing knowledge, we illustrate that herding behavior partly explains this difference in citations. The more an article has been cited in the past, the more it will be cited in future years.
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Simon Quaschning, Mario Pandelaere, and Iris Vermeir (2012) ,"Getting (Ex)Cited: the Role of Herding in Driving Citations", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 922-923.