The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The first year of the electronic edition of
Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) is completed.
This page (compiled by
Dima Verner) provides citation
statistics of the electronic ApJL in 1996.
January-December 1996, vol. 456-473
In 1996, ApJL published 552 articles which contained
13,735 references, averaging 24.9 references per article.
The lists of references contain 35,478 names of authors of the cited
papers (note that the lists of authors in references are truncated
at the first author if there are more than eight authors for a paper)
including 4677 names of authors of the citing papers. A level of
self-citation is 13.2%. Actual level of self-citation may be slightly
higher due to some mismatched names (e.g., one first name is
given for an author of the citing paper, and two initials are
given for the same person in references).
Search all 1996 citations by name
Self-citation is not excluded. The form is Smith, A. B.
Accents are omitted.
Each reference gives volume and the first page of a citing paper.
This project was an amateur undertaking compiled in my spare time.
In 1997, the complete
Astrophysical Journal will be available electronically.
Although I wrote special software to process the lists of
references automatically, it will definitely take more efforts
to handle with the full journal. I do not plan to continue
this project in 1997. If you think that this service is
valuable and should be continued/extended to the complete
Astrophysical Journal, and know how this project can
be supported, please
send me a message. I do plan to
continue another "weekend project",
Astronomy Acknowledgement Index.
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