Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 819: Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications

Daniel Waldenström (), Gianfranco Di Vaio () and Jacob Weisdorf ()
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Daniel Waldenström: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Postal: P.O. Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden
Gianfranco Di Vaio: University of Perugia, Postal: Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, and CeLEG, Italy
Jacob Weisdorf: University of Copenhagen, Postal: Department of Economics, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract: This study examines the determinants of citation success among authors who recently published their work in economic history journals. We find that full professors, authors from non-economic history departments, and authors working in Anglo-Saxon countries are all more likely to get cited than others whereas affiliation at a top-ranked university has no seeming effect. A number of bibliometric features like article length and number of co-authors also matter for citation success. Our most novel finding is that active diffusion of one’s research, e.g., academic presentations (at conferences, workshops or seminars) or online publication of working papers, has a first-order impact on subsequent citation success.

Keywords: Bibliometrics; Citation Analysis; Citation Success; Economic History; Scientometrics; Poisson Regression

JEL-codes: A10; A11; A14; N10

23 pages, First version: January 4, 2010. Revised: October 20, 2010.

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