On citation numbers in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

A fact we cannot ignore is that engineering fields have much lower citations than science fields, especially biology and medicine.

Another fact is that in two fields, computer science and electrical engineering (more computer engineering), conferences are as important as, even more than, journals. Researchers submit full papers (with results) rather than abstracts to conferences. Top conferences can be very competitive. Citations on top conferences can by more than those on top journals.

Here are some useful links.

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1743569&dl=ACM&coll=DL
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=405789§ioncode=26

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