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ERIC Number: EJ1049827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
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ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Citation Rate of Highly-Cited Papers in 100 Kinesiology-Related Journals
Knudson, Duane
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v19 n1 p44-50 2015
This study extended previous research on several citation-based bibliometric variables for highly cited articles in a large (N = 100) number of journals related to Kinesiology. Total citations and citation rate of the 30 most highly cited articles in each journal were identified by searchers of "Google Scholar (GS)". Other major biblometric variables for these journals were obtained from three databases: Thomson-Reuters' "Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal and Country Rank", and "Eigenfactor.org". Two variables (SCImago Journal Rank and the Impact Factor) were aligned with journal impact, and two variables (Eigenfactorâ„¢ and Hirsh index) were aligned with journal prestige. There was great variation in median citation rates of highly cited articles across these journals indexed in "GS". Correlations confirmed the different impact and prestige structure in these Kinesiology journals, which has also been previously observed in Kinesiology and other academic fields. There is a need for scholar ratings of Kinesiology journals because of the disparate citation rates in different sub-disciplines and the multi-factorial nature of journal influence, as well as to improve the recognition of Kinesiology as a distinct field of study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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