What makes an article citable?

Hee Andy Lee, Chun Hung Roberts Law, Adele Ladkin

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)


To date, no research has been undertaken to examine what constitutes high citation counts. This study examined the quantifiable characteristics in publications and investigated their associations with citation per year. That is, this study empirically examined the relationships with length, authorship, and collaboration and citation counts in the 300 most cited publications in tourism and hospitality journals. The results reveal a negative relationship between the length of a title and citation per year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-462
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • articles
  • citation
  • influential
  • quantitative analysis
  • structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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