Title

Determinants of Academic Recognition: The Case of the Journal of Applied Psychology

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1993

Abstract

The authors explore determinants of academic recognition, reasoning that social scientists' advancement and career success may rest on the recognition received for scholarly work. Articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology are classified by the number and type of their research plots. Research plots, like plots in English literature, represent the basic skeleton of an article, the barebones scientific contribution an article claims to make (e.g., new independent variable explaining variance in an existing dependent variable). The type of research plot an article explores is related in this study to the subsequent recognition an article receives. In contrast, neither number of research plots nor popularity of the subject matter covered in an article independently affected the level of subsequent recognition.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume

78

Issue

3

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