What is a Citation Worth?
A. M. (1986)
Journal of Human Resources
marginal dollar value of one citation in 1986:
$50 - $1300
(depending on field and number of citations)
updating by about 170% for inflation from
$85.65 - $2226.89
(an increase from 0 to 1 citation is worth more than an increase
from 30 to 31; most articles are in citation range 0-5)
This is an old estimate for the marginal value of an extra citation to a researcher (in the US). The figure is an aggregated estimate of revenues from salary and funding.