Citation success over time : theory or empirics?

Johnston, David W., Piatti, Marco, & Torgler, Benno (2013) Citation success over time : theory or empirics? Scientometrics, 95(3), pp. 1023-1029.

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This study investigates the citation patterns of theoretical and empirical papers published in a top economics journal, namely American Economic Review, over a period of almost 30 years, while also exploring the determinants of citation success. The results indicate that empirical papers attract more citation success than theoretical studies. However, the pattern over time is very similar. Moreover, among empirical papers it appears that the cross-country studies are more successful than single country studies focusing on North America data or other regions.

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ID Code: 59022
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Citations , Theory, Empirics, Cross-country , North America
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0910-7
ISSN: 1588-2861 (online) 1588-2861 (print)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2013 23:10
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 06:49

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