ERIC Number: EJ937559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Relative Influence of Professional Counseling Journals
Fernando, Delini M.; Barrio Minton, Casey A.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n4 p423-430 Fall 2011
The authors used social network analysis of citation data to study the flow of information and relative influence of 17 professional counseling journals. Although the "Journal of Counseling & Development" ranked very highly in all measures of journal influence, several division journals emerged as key players in the flow of information within the counseling profession. Results highlight the many facets of journal influence and the fallacy of using single measures, such as journal impact factor, to rank professional counseling journals.
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Periodicals, Social Networks, Counseling, Counseling Services, Citation Analysis, Influences, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Information Dissemination, Information Transfer, Professional Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A