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Citations of Most Often Cited Economists: Do Scholarly Books Matter More than Quality Journals?

Jang C Jin and Eun Choi

Staff General Research Papers Archive from Iowa State University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper empirically investigates the determinants of citations based on the publicationof the top 100 most often cited economists. The effects of publication age and author fame onsubsequent citations are found to be positive and significant. Citations are also significantly affectedby popular subfields in economics. However, journal quality measures, such as impact factors,download statistics and top-4 elite journals, have insignificant effects on citations. In contrast, thecitation effect of scholarly books is positive and significant, and its impact is even greater than thoseof journal quality measures.

Keywords: citations; most often cited economists (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-03-01
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Published in Pacific Economic Review, First Quarter 2014, vol. 19 no. 1, pp. 8-24

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