Publication
Title
A comparison of overall and sub-area influence: the case of the accounting literature
Author
Abstract
In most scientific disciplines, a number of divergent and often highly specialized research areas are examined, which is reflected in substantial differences among journal scopes. Using the accounting literature as an example, we argue that this diversity in scopes should be considered when assessing journal influence. Concretely, we examine a citation-based structural influence measure for a sample of 41 accounting journals. Next, we identify sub-areas in the accounting literature and we explore journal influence in these sub-areas. Our results clearly demonstrate the importance of distinguishing between overall and sub-area influence. In addition, we show that sub-areas should be identified using a fuzzy clustering procedure
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2008
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
77:1(2008), p. 61-90
ISI
000260003800004
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 11.03.2009
Last edited 23.06.2017