ERIC Number: EJ1088922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Research Productivity and Performance of Journals in the Creativity Sciences: A Bibliometric Analysis
Long, Haiying; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Yu, Qi; Ding, Ying; Kaufman, James C.
Creativity Research Journal, v26 n3 p353-360 2014
A bibliometric approach was employed to analyze the research productivity and performance of creativity studies between 1965 and 2012. A dataset was constructed using all publications and citations retrieved from four key journals that publish creativity research: "Journal of Creative Behavior" ("JCB"), "Gifted Child Quarterly" ("GCQ"), "Creativity Research Journal" ("CRJ"), and "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts" ("PACA"). Major findings in this study include: (a) During the study period, the four journals have published 1,891 articles on creativity and they have been cited 11,709 times; (b) the impact factors of the four journals increased from lower than 0.50 in 2002 to over 1.0 in 2012; in 2012 "PACA" had the highest impact factor, followed by "CRJ"; (c) "JCB" published the most creativity papers and "CRJ" had the most citations; (d) about a third of the articles published in the four journals have never been cited. Implications for the field of creativity are discussed.
Descriptors: Creativity, Productivity, Journal Articles, Research, Researchers, Citation Indexes, Authors, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Evaluation, Databases, Correlation, Publications, Bibliometrics, Factor Analysis
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