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Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications

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  • Gianfranco Di Vaio
  • Daniel Waldenström
  • Jacob Weisdorf

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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 coauthored 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.

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Paper provided by Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History in its series Working Papers with number 0017.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ucg:wpaper:0017

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Keywords: Citation Analysis; Scientific Impact; Bibliometrics; Research Diffusion; Poisson Regression;

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Cited by:
  1. Baten, Joerg & Julia, Muschallik, 2011. "On the status and the future of economic history in the world," MPRA Paper 34704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo & Rasol Eskandari, 2013. "Trends and Directions in the Accounting, Business and Economic History of Spain, 1997-2011," Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) 1303, Asociación Española de Historia Económica.
  3. Bernardo Batiz-Lazo & Rasol Eskandari & John Goddard, 2013. "Online publishing and citation success in the business and economic history of Spain, 1997-2011," Working Papers 13003, Bangor Business School, Prifysgol Bangor University (Cymru / Wales).
  4. Johan Fourie & Leigh Gardner, 2014. "The internationalization of economic history: a puzzle," Economic History Working Papers 56786, London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History.

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