Rigby J. Looking for the impact of peer review: does count of funding acknowledgments really predict research impact? Scientometrics 2013;94:57-73
This paper examines an important bibliometric relationship that has been assumed to exist between the count of the funding acknowledgements received by a research paper and the paper’s citation impact within the context of a single journal. The results suggest that at the level of a specific journal the link is evident but is weak and questionable.