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Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications

  • Gianfranco Di Vaio

    (Center for Labor and Economic Growth, LUISS Guido Carli)

  • Daniel Waldenström

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm)

  • Jacob Weisdorf

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

This study analyses determinants of citation success among authors publishing in economic history journals. Bibliometric features, like article length and number of authors, are positively correlated with the citation rate up to a certain point. Remarkably, publishing in top-ranked journals hardly affects citations. In regard to author-specific characteristics, male authors, full professors and authors working economics or history departments, and authors employed in Anglo-Saxon countries, are more likely to get cited than others. As a ‘shortcut’ to citation success, we find that research diffusion, measured by number of presentations and people mentioned in acknowledgement, boosts the citation rate.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 10-01.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:1001
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