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Determinants of Citations to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Journals


  • Christiana E. Hilmer
  • Jayson L. Lusk


This paper investigates citations to articles published in the Review of Agricultural Economics and in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics to better understand the impact of articles published in these journals and to evaluate recent policy decisions made by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. The biggest factors affecting non-self citations are self-citations and whether the article received at least one citation in the year after publication, suggesting that "advertising" and "signaling" play important roles in the extent to which a paper is cited. Principal papers and comments/replies are associated with significantly fewer citations for both journals. Copyright 2009 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

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  • Christiana E. Hilmer & Jayson L. Lusk, 2009. "Determinants of Citations to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Journals," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 31(4), pages 677-694, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:revage:v:31:y:2009:i:4:p:677-694

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    1. Di Vaio, Gianfranco & Waldenström, Daniel & Weisdorf, Jacob, 2012. "Citation success: Evidence from economic history journal publications," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 92-104.
    2. Iman Tahamtan & Askar Safipour Afshar & Khadijeh Ahamdzadeh, 2016. "Factors affecting number of citations: a comprehensive review of the literature," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 107(3), pages 1195-1225, June.
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