nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2013‒11‒16
three papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Online publishing and citation success in the business and economic history of Spain, 1997-2011 By Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo; Rasol Eskandari; John Goddard
  2. Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency By Ale Ebrahim, Nader; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Habibi Tanha, Farid; Gholizadeh, Hossein; Motahar,, Seyed Mohammad; Ordi, Ali
  3. Effects of Large-Scale Research Funding Programs:A Japanese Case Study By Takanori Ida; Naomi Fukuzawa

  1. By: Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo (Bangor University); Rasol Eskandari (University of Salford); John Goddard (Bangor University)
    Abstract: This paper examines the determinants of citation success among authors who have published on the economic and business history of Spain. It departs from the dominant cross section approach to the quantitative assessment of citation success by enabling a 15-year time series analysis of peer-reviewed Spanish and Latin American outlets. Moreover, it considers working papers published online and assesses the role of Spanish as a medium to communicate with an international audience. Our results suggest a high concentration of publications and citations in a small number of authors (including non-residents), the number of years since publication and the importance of international outlets in citation success. Dissemination of online publications was not statistically significant in this sample.
    Keywords: knowledge diffusion, electronic publishing, citation indexes, bibliometrics (publication scores), impact, Spain
    JEL: A11 N0 N8 M4 O31
    Date: 2013–05
  2. By: Ale Ebrahim, Nader; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Habibi Tanha, Farid; Gholizadeh, Hossein; Motahar,, Seyed Mohammad; Ordi, Ali
    Abstract: Due to the effect of citation impact on The Higher Education (THE) world university ranking system, most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities. The results show that the article visibility has tended to receive more download and citations. This is probably the first study to collect over 30 different ways to improve the citation record. Further study is needed to explore and expand these techniques in specific fields of study in order to make the results more precisely.
    Keywords: University ranking, Improve citation, Citation frequency, Research impact, Open access, h-index
    JEL: A1 A10 A2 A20 M3 Z0
    Date: 2013–09–12
  3. By: Takanori Ida; Naomi Fukuzawa
    Abstract: This study investigates the effects of large-scale research funding from the Japanese government on the research outcomes of university researchers. To evaluate the effects, we use the difference-in-differences estimator and measure research outcomes in terms of number of papers and citation counts per paper. Our analysis shows that the funding program led to an increase in the number of papers in some fields and an increase in the citation counts in the other fields. A comparison of our estimation results with assessment data obtained from peer reviews showed important differences. Since the characteristics of research vary according to the field, bibliometrics analysis should be used along with the peer review method for a more accurate analysis of research impact.
    Keywords: Research assessment, Difference-in-differences, Government grants, University research, Bibliometrics, Peer review

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