Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications
23 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2010
Date Written: November 8, 2009
This study analyses determinants of citation success among authors publishing in economic history journals. Bibliometric features, like article length and number of authors, are positively correlated with the citation rate up to a certain point. Remarkably, publishing in top-ranked journals hardly affects citations. In regard to author-specific characteristics, male authors, full professors and authors working economics or history departments, and authors employed in Anglo-Saxon countries, are more likely to get cited than others. As a ‘shortcut’ to citation success, we find that research diffusion, measured by number of presentations and people mentioned in acknowledgement, boosts the citation rate.
Keywords: Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis, Citation Success, Economic History, Scientometrics, Poisson Regression
JEL Classification: A10, A11, A14, N10
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