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  • Hendrik P. van Dalen

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    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Kene Henkens

    (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI))

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In this paper we examine, by means of a citation analysis, whichfactors influence the impact of articles published indemography journals between 1990 and 1992. Several quantifiablecharacteristics of the articles (characteristics withrespect to authors, visibility, content and journals) are stronglyrelated to their subsequent impact in the social sciences.Articles are most frequently cited when they deal with empirical,ahistorical research focusing on populations in thedeveloped world, when they are prominently placed in a journal issue,when they are written in English and when theyappear in core demography journals. Furthermore, although eminentscholars are likely to be cited on the basis of theirreputation, the effect of reputation appears to be small indemography.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 00-032/1.

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Date of creation: 18 Apr 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20000032

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  1. Fok, Dennis & Franses, Philip Hans, 2007. "Modeling the diffusion of scientific publications," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 139(2), pages 376-390, August.
  2. Stremersch, S. & Verniers, I.W.J. & Verhoef, P.C., 2006. "The Quest for Citations: Drivers of Article Impact," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2006-061-MKT, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
  3. Dalen, H.P. van, 2007. "Pluralism in economics: A public good or a public bad?," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-347616, Tilburg University.
  4. Lim, Kwanghui, 2004. "The relationship between research and innovation in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries (1981-1997)," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 287-321, March.
  5. Hendrik P. van Dalen & K�ne Henkens, 2004. "Signals in Science - On the Importance of Signaling in Gaining Attention in Science," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 04-113/1, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Richard S. J. Tol, 2013. "The Matthew Effect for Cohorts of Economists," Working Paper Series 5513, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
  7. Hendrik P. Van Dalen & Kène Henkens, 2012. "What is on a Demographer’s Mind?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 26(16), pages 363-408, May.
  8. Jakub Bijak & Daniel Courgeau & Eric Silverman & Robert Franck, 2014. "Quantifying paradigm change in demography," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 30(32), pages 911-924, March.

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