Growing impact of ‘non-elite’ journals

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Dr. Anurag Acharya and six Google Scholar co-authors have published an analysis of scholarly journals’ usage from 1995-2013, using bibliometric data from Google Scholar. The paper, ‘Rise of the Rest: the growing impact of non-elite journals’ is available online. The authors conclude that “… the fraction of highly-cited articles published in non-elite journals increased steadily over 1995-2013… [and that] finding and reading relevant articles in non-elite journals is about as easy as finding and reading articles in elite journals, researchers are increasingly building on and citing work published everywhere.”