Recommender Systems May Increase Citations [Scholarly Kitchen]

Recommender systems that promote related articles across publisher platforms increase citations according to a new study. The paper, The Citation Advantage of Promoted Articles in a Cross-Publisher Distribution Platform was published in JASIST online on 23 Dec 2019 by Paul Kudlow, Co-founder of TrendMD. TrendMD is an automated system that operates directly from journal websites to recommend relevant content across the TrendMD network. Recommended links are based on the content of the paper, the reader’s history, and the history of other readers. It is not unlike the recommendations one would see when online shopping, streaming movies or music. Recommendations appear at the bottom of an online paper following the authors’ references.

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