co-citation coupling

What is co-citation coupling?

co-citation coupling meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The idea that two scholarly papers (A and B) cited in a third (C) are bibliographically related in a way that is likely to be of interest to researchers, even when they do not directly cite one another. The relationship is stronger when both A and B are also cited in other papers besides C. Compare with bibliographic coupling.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO