Saturday, May 02, 2009

B - The extent of influence

Johnston R. The extent of influence: An alternative approach to identifying dominant contributors to a discipline’s literature. Scientometrics. 2009 (78)3: 409-420

10.1007/s11192-007-2015-2

Most studies of scholarly influence within disciplines using citation data do not investigate the extent of an individual’s influence. Using bibliographic data from a series of quadrennial reports into developments in UK geography, this paper finds that few authors are cited on more than one occasion.

Thanks to J. Hartley

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