Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications

Reprint No. 2012:35

Author(s): Gianfranco Di Vaio, Daniel Waldenström and Jacob WeisdorfYear: 2012 Title: Explorations in Economic History Volume (No.): 49 (1) Pages: 92–104
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This study examines the determinants of citation success among authors who have recently published their work in economic history journals. Besides offering clues about how to improve one's scientific impact, our citation analysis also sheds light on the state of the field of economic history. Consistent with our expectations, we find that full professors, authors appointed at economics and history departments, and authors working in Anglo-Saxon and German countries are more likely to receive citations than other scholars. Long and co-authored articles are also a factor for citation success. We find similar patterns when assessing the same authors' citation success in economics journals. As a novel feature, we demonstrate that the diffusion of research — publication of working papers, as well as conference and workshop presentations — has a first-order positive impact on the citation rate.

Di Vaio, Gianfranco, Daniel Waldenström and Jacob Weisdorf (2012), "Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications". Explorations in Economic History 49(1), 92–104.

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