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Trade Publication

Publication Date


Publication Title

Learned Publishing




College of Humanities and Fine Arts


Key points

  • While the importance of citation context has long been recognized, simple citation counts remain as a crude measure of importance.
  • Providing citation context should support the publication of careful science instead of headline‐grabbing and salami‐sliced non‐replicable studies.
  • Machine learning has enabled the extraction of citation context for the first time, and made the classification of citation types at scale possible.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Wiley in Learned Publishing in March 2021, available online at



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