Influential publications in Social Work discourse: The 100 most highly cited articles in disciplinary journals: 2000-09

David Hodge, Jeffrey R. Lacasse, Odessa Benson

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Abstract

Examinations of highly cited articles are common in professions such as medicine as a way to enhance professional self-reflection. Yet, little research has examined influential articles in social work. In light of the emergence of a distinct disciplinary knowledge base over the past few decades, this study identifies the 100 most cited articles in disciplinary social work journals (N 79) published during 200009. Analysis revealed twelve citation classics spanning a relatively diverse array of subjects. Among the various topics that appeared among the 100 most cited articles, the results suggest that evidence-based practice/social work research plays a particularly important role in professional discourse. Also notable is the fact that some two-thirds of the most highly cited articles were published in just four journals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-782
Number of pages18
JournalBritish Journal of Social Work
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Bibliometrics
  • highly cited articles
  • professional discourse
  • social work literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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