PLOS Journals Citation Distribution Summary Data

2016-07-06T17:03:14Z (GMT) by PLOS Advocacy
Citations are to ‘citable documents’ (as classified by Thomson Reuters), which include standard research articles and reviews; distributions contain citations accumulated in 2015 to citable documents published in 2013 and 2014. Data was extracted using the “Purchased Database Method” detailed in the V. Larivière et. al. BioRxiv article. To facilitate direct comparison, distributions are plotted with the same range of citations (0-100) in each plot; articles with more than 100 citations are shown as a single bar at the right of each plot. Copyright held by Thomson Reuters prohibits publication of the raw data.