A Citation-Analysis of Economic Research Institutes

28 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2012

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Rolf Ketzler

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Klaus F. Zimmermann

Global Labor Organization (GLO); UNU-MERIT; Maastricht University, Department of Economics; Free University Berlin; University of Bonn; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Journal of Population Economics

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Abstract

The citation analysis of the research output of the German economic research institutes presented here is based on publications in peer-reviewed journals listed in the Social Science Citation Index for the 2000–2009 period. The novel feature of the paper is that a count data model quantifies the determinants of citation success and simulates their citation potential. Among the determinants of the number of cites the quality of the publication outlet exhibits a strong positive effect. The same effect has the number of the published pages, but journals with size limits also yield more cites. Field journals get fewer citations in comparison to general journals. Controlling for journal quality, the number of co-authors of a paper has no effect, but it is positive when co-authors are located outside the own institution. We find that the potential citations predicted by our best model lead to different rankings across the institutes than current citations indicating structural change.

Keywords: citation analysis, rankings, scientometrics, publication analysis, economic research institutes

JEL Classification: A11, C53, I23, L31

Suggested Citation

Ketzler, Rolf and Zimmermann, Klaus F., A Citation-Analysis of Economic Research Institutes. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6780, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2157922

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