Externalities and article citations: experience of a national public health journal (Gaceta Sanitaria)

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Title: Externalities and article citations: experience of a national public health journal (Gaceta Sanitaria)
Authors: Ruano Ravina, Alberto | Álvarez-Dardet, Carlos | Domínguez Berjón, María Felicitas | Fernández Muñoz, Esteve | García García, Ana María | Borrell, Carme
Research Group/s: Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Editorial policies | Bibliometrics | Journal Impact Factor
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Annals of Epidemiology. 2016, 26(1): 81-84. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.09.010
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to analyze the determinants of citations such as publication year, article type, article topic, article selected for a press release, number of articles previously published by the corresponding author, and publication language in a Spanish journal of public health. Methods: Observational study including all articles published in Gaceta Sanitaria during 2007–2011. We retrieved the number of citations from the ISI Web of Knowledge database in June 2013 and also information on other variables such as number of articles published by the corresponding author in the previous 5 years (searched through PubMed), selection for a press release, publication language, article type and topic, and others. Results: We included 542 articles. Of these, 62.5% were cited in the period considered. We observed an increased odds ratio of citations for articles selected for a press release and also with the number of articles published previously by the corresponding author. Articles published in English do not seem to increase their citations. Conclusions: Certain externalities such as number of articles published by the corresponding author and being selected for a press release seem to influence the number of citations in national journals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/57402
ISSN: 1047-2797 (Print) | 1873-2585 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.09.010
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.09.010
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