Journal article

Predictors of Article Impact in Suicidology: The Bereavement Literature, A Research Note

Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, Steven Stack

SUICIDE AND LIFE-THREATENING BEHAVIOR | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Citation analysis has been neglected in suicidology. The present note applies a mixed-methods approach to both test and suggest hypotheses for the variation in article impact in the bereavement literature. One hundred three articles from three core suicidology journals met the criteria for inclusion in the investigation. Citations to the articles were obtained from the Web of Science. Predictor variables included structural characteristics of the author (e.g., gender) and the article itself (e.g., years since publication). A multivariate regression analysis determined that, controlling for the other variables, the most important predictor of citations was the review article (β = .461), follo..

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