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ERIC Number: EJ827511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Frequency and Citations of Published Authors in Two Community Psychology Journals
Pokorny, Steven B.; Adams, Monica; Jason, Leonard A.; Patka, Mazna; Cowman, Shaun; Topliff, Annie
Journal of Community Psychology, v37 n2 p281-291 Mar 2009
The current study examined the development of community psychology through publications in the main journals of the field, the "American Journal of Community Psychology" (AJCP) and "Journal of Community Psychology" (JCP). The investigation assessed which individuals played a major role in shaping the field through their publications by recording information from every citation in AJCP and JCP since the journals started in 1973 through 2004. Each author and the year of publication were documented. In addition, the number of times each article was cited by other researchers was also documented as an approximation of the impact of the article. To document trends over time, three periods (1973-1983; 1984-1994; 1995-2004) were assessed. The relative contribution of authors to the field's literature is presented by rank orders of productivity and influence. Historical trends are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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