On the Possibilities of Evaluating Properties of Scientific Documents on the Basis of their Citations Count (or again: What Property is Reflected by Citations Count par excellence, after all?). Part 1: Value


  • V. S. Lazarev Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk), Belarus




citations count, citation reasons, motivation and functions, classification schemes, value


The objective is consideration of the most recent works on the problem of the phenomenon reflected by citations count of scientific documents. The method is interpretation of recent research publications made by bibliometricans. The results are presenting evidence that the property of scientific documents reflected par excellence by their citation is their value. It is also concluded that the attempts of identification of the “specific contribution” of cited documents based on the conditional and disputable classification schemes of citations that have been undertaken in the years 2006-2018 are not fruitful. 

Author Biography

V. S. Lazarev, Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk)

Vladimir S. LAZAREV

Leading bibliographer of the Department of development of scientific communications of the Scientific Library


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How to Cite

Lazarev, V. S. (2019). On the Possibilities of Evaluating Properties of Scientific Documents on the Basis of their Citations Count (or again: What Property is Reflected by Citations Count par excellence, after all?). Part 1: Value. University Library at a New Stage of Social Communications Development. Conference Proceedings, (4), 28–36. https://doi.org/10.15802/unilib/2019_187405