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Table 4.

Indicators of the dependence and independence of the citation impact of a publication

 Absolute indicatorsRelative indicators
Independence CP(R[cited pub] = 0) PCP(R[cited pub] = 0) 
Number of publications citing the focal publication that do not cite publications cited by the focal publication Proportion of publications citing the focal publication that do not cite publications cited by the focal publication 
Dependence CP(R[cited pub] > 0) PCP(R[cited pub] > 0) 
Number of publications citing the focal publication that also cite publications cited by the focal publication Proportion of publications citing the focal publication that also cite publications cited by the focal publication 
Dependence TR[cited pub] MR[cited pub] 
Total number of references in publications citing the focal publication to publications cited by the focal publication Average number of references in publications citing the focal publication to publications cited by the focal publication 
 Absolute indicatorsRelative indicators
Independence CP(R[cited pub] = 0) PCP(R[cited pub] = 0) 
Number of publications citing the focal publication that do not cite publications cited by the focal publication Proportion of publications citing the focal publication that do not cite publications cited by the focal publication 
Dependence CP(R[cited pub] > 0) PCP(R[cited pub] > 0) 
Number of publications citing the focal publication that also cite publications cited by the focal publication Proportion of publications citing the focal publication that also cite publications cited by the focal publication 
Dependence TR[cited pub] MR[cited pub] 
Total number of references in publications citing the focal publication to publications cited by the focal publication Average number of references in publications citing the focal publication to publications cited by the focal publication 
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