Research in Higher Education

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 175–182 | Cite as

Perceived quality and citation rates of education journals

  • John C. Smart


Citation rates have been shown to be positively related to the scholarly stature of individuals, academic departments, and scientific journals in a number of academic disciplines. The results of this study show a much weaker relationship between the citation rates and perceived quality of education journals than reported in studies of other disciplines. However, this overall finding masks wide variation in the relationship for specific education specialty areas and between “core” and “allied” education journals. The implications of these findings for subsequent research on the complex process of knowledge diffusion and utilization are discussed.


Specific Education Education Research Scientific Journal Academic Discipline Subsequent Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Smart
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA

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