Differences in Citation Patterns Across Journal Tiers in Economics

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Maria Victoria Anauati

University of San Andres (UMSA)

Sebastian Galiani

University of Maryland - Department of Economics

Ramiro H. Gálvez

Buenos Aires University

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Date Written: September 17, 2018

Abstract

We analyze citations patterns of more than 6,000 economics research articles published in top five, second tier, and top field journals. In line with previous literature, we find that although top five journals’ articles generally receive more citations and the life cycles of those citations are longer, their influence (in term of citations) is overestimated: a (non-)successful top five article receives only 3.5 (4) times as many cites as an equivalently (non-)successful second tier of top field article. Our contribution is to show that this ratio is strongly associated with the field of economics research, e.g. this ratio is lowest for econometric methods papers, and with the success of articles (as measured by citation counts), e.g. in all fields of economics research, except for theory, this ratio decreases sharply as we move toward more successful articles.

Keywords: citation analysis, journals tiers, fields of economics research

JEL Classification: A14

Suggested Citation

Anauati, Maria Victoria and Galiani, Sebastian and Gálvez, Ramiro H., Differences in Citation Patterns Across Journal Tiers in Economics (September 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3250959 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3250959

Maria Victoria Anauati

University of San Andres (UMSA) ( email )

Vita Dumas 284
(1644) Victoria, Pcia
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1644
Argentina

Sebastian Galiani (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Department of Economics ( email )

College Park, MD 20742
United States

Ramiro H. Gálvez

Buenos Aires University ( email )

Figueroa Alcorta 2002
CABA
Buenos Aires, WY 1414
Argentina

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