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


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