Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications

23 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2010

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Gianfranco Di Vaio

LUISS Guido Carli University; University of Perugia - Department of Economics

Daniel Waldenström

Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Jacob Louis Weisdorf

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 8, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Di Vaio, Gianfranco and Waldenstrom, Daniel and Weisdorf, Jacob Louis, Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications (November 8, 2009). Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 10-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1531557 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1531557

Gianfranco Di Vaio (Contact Author)

LUISS Guido Carli University ( email )

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University of Perugia - Department of Economics ( email )

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Daniel Waldenstrom

Research Institute of Industrial Economics ( email )

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Jacob Louis Weisdorf

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )

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Bygning 26
1353 Copenhagen K.
Denmark

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