Characterizing highly cited papers in Social Work through H-Classics
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Highly cited papers are an important reference point in a research field. H-Classics is a new identification method of highly cited papers that is based on the H-index and is sensitive to the own characteristics of any research discipline and also its evolution. Recently, Ho (Scientometrics 98(1):137–155, 2014) presented a study on highly cited papers in Social Work area using as selection criterion a citation threshold value equal to 50 citations received. In this paper, we present a new study on the highly cited papers in Social Work discipline which is developed using the concept of H-Classics. This new study provides more precise results and a different vision on Social Work area.
KeywordsH-index Highly cited papers Bibliometric measures Social Work
This research work has been developed with the financing of FEDER funds in FUZZYLING-II Project TIN2010-17876, SICONDEC project TIN2013-40658-P, and the Andalusian Excellence Projects TIC-05299 and TIC-5991. It is also supported by the UNIR Research Group: “Prospective Observatory of Social Policies and Intervention”.
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