Arxiv Trackbacks

Over at Musings, I just learned that the Arxiv now has trackback capabilities. Now we can spend all our time that we normally spend counting citations, instead counting trackbacks!

This entry was posted in Science. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Arxiv Trackbacks

  1. Wolfgang says:

    > Now we can spend all our time that we normally spend counting citations, instead counting trackbacks

    Citations may be a (very rough) approximation how many people have used your paper for their own research; Thus it is a (very rough) proxy how useful a paper is.
    I am not sure what trackbacks would measure

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Dave Bacon says:

    It will measure how agitated the blogosphere is over your paper ;) I can think of a few papers already which deserve high trackback ratings from this point of view…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>