Montpetit É, Blais A, Foucault M. What Does it Take for a Canadian Political Scientist to be Cited? Social Science Quarterly 2008;89(3):802 - 816
The article examines the factors that influence the frequency whereby scholarly articles published by Canadian political scientists are cited. 1,860 journal articles published between 1985 and 2005 by 758 Canadian political scientists have been collected. Results showed that an article is more likely to be widely cited if it is published in a prestigious journal, if it is written by several authors, if it applies quantitative methods, if it compares countries, and if it deals with administration and public policy or elections and political parties. Faculty members who belong to larger departments and those who are women are more cited.