The extent of influence

An alternative approach to identifying dominant contributors to a discipline's literature

Ron Johnston*

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Abstract

Most studies of scholarly influence within disciplines using citation data do not investigate the extent of an individual's influence; does it extend over a number of years with a sequence of publications or is it confined to a short period and a small number of publications? 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-420
Number of pages12
JournalScientometrics
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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