Do papers with an institutional e-mail address receive more citations than those with a non-institutional one?
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We explain how to determine automatically the e-mail address of the corresponding author in a Web of Science record. Next, we distinguish two types of e-mails used by corresponding authors of academic papers: institutional e-mails and non-institutional ones. We investigate differences between papers with an institutional e-mail address and those with a non-institutional one. It is found that, on average, papers with an institutional e-mail address receive more citations than other ones.
KeywordsInstitutional e-mail Non-institutional e-mail Number of citations Fake reviews
We are very grateful to our graduate students who carefully labelled publications based on e-mails, collected data and helped with the calculations. Research of Si Shen and Dongbo Wang is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Number: 71503124). We thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful observations and suggestions.