nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2018‒10‒01
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Differences in citation patterns across journal tiers in economics By María Victoria Anauati; Sebastian Galiani; Ramiro H. Gálvez

  1. By: María Victoria Anauati; Sebastian Galiani; Ramiro H. Gálvez
    Abstract: Economics places a strong emphasis on publishing in a narrow set of top tier journals. Given that venue reputation does not necessarily go hand in hand with citation performance, we study how citation patterns differ across journal tiers (top five, second tier, and top field). By analyzing citations of 6,083 articles, we find that citation patterns effectively vary greatly across tiers, affecting not only articles’ total citations but also their distribution through time (i.e., their life cycles). Moreover, the way patterns differ across tiers is strongly associated to articles’ success (measured by citation counts) and fields of economics research.
    Keywords: Citation analysis, journals tiers, fields of economics research
    JEL: A14
    Date: 2018–09–20

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