The role of trust and authority in the citation behaviour of researchers

Clare Thornley, Anthony Watkinson, David Nicholas, Rachel Volentine, Hamid Mahmuei, Eti Herman, Suzie Allard, Kenneth Levine, Carol Tenopir

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Abstract

This paper reports on an interview-based citation behaviour study, part of a wider study of trust in information resources, investigating why researchers chose to cite particular references in one of their publications. Their motivations are explored,with an emphasis on whether they regarded the reference as an authoritative and trustworthy source, and, if so, to what extent and why
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalInformation Research
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Thornley, C., Watkinson, A., Nicholas, D., Volentine, R., Mahmuei, H., Herman, E., Allard, S., Levine, K., & Tenopir, C. (2015). The role of trust and authority in the citation behaviour of researchers. Information Research, 20(3), 1-21.