citation bias(sī-tā′shŭn bī′ĭs)
1. The tendency for research investigations that show benefit to be quoted more often than those that are neutral or negative.
2. The tendency for a scientist to cite research articles more frequently that are published in her or his preferred journals (i.e., in those journals that are familiar because they are published in the same country or the same language as that spoken by the scientist).
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citation biasA statistical anomaly based on the known fact that in papers on new treatments the references included are more likely to be those reporting results that support the new treatment than those that do not.
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