Citations, authors and referees: Regional studies, 1981-2002

Reilly, Barry, Dunford, Michael, Perrons, Diane and Bull, Rebecca (2002) Citations, authors and referees: Regional studies, 1981-2002. Regional Studies, 36 (9). pp. 1053-1065. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide information about who publishes in the journal, how frequently this work is cited, what share of papers submitted are accepted, how quickly decisions are taken, how referees perform and, in particular, how the journal has evolved. The data reviewed indicate that the flow of material to the journal and the number of papers published have increased and confirm that, in the last five years, the authorship has widened. These trends are within the context of a steady decline in the journal's acceptance rate. On standard ISI citation scores, the record of the journal remains strong. A critical appraisal of these indicators reveals a number of weaknesses and suggests refinements that more accurately reflect the impact of material published in the journal.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: citation, regional studies journal
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0719 Libraries (General)
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1472
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