An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals-2002

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Claes Wohlin
Title: An analysis of the most cited articles in software engineering journals-2002
Year: 2009
Volume: 51
Issue: 1
Pagination: 2-6
ISSN: 0950-5849
URI/DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2008.09.012
ISI number: 000262077500002
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Citations and related work are crucial in any research to position the work and to build on the work of others. A high citation count is an indication of the influence of specific articles. The importance of citations means that it is interesting to analyze which articles are cited the most. Such an analysis has been conducted using the ISI Web of Science to identify the most cited software engineering journal articles published in 2002. The objective of the analysis is to identify and list the articles that have influenced others the most as measured by citation count. An understanding of which research is viewed by the research community as most valuable to build upon may provide valuable insights into what research to focus on now and in the future. Based on the analysis, a list of the 20 most cited articles is presented here. The intention of the analysis is twofold. First, to identify the most cited articles, and second, to invite the authors of the most cited articles in 2002 to contribute to a special section of Information and Software Technology. Six authors have accepted the invitation and their articles appear in this special section. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Citation analysis, Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, Software engineering