- A Study on How Coleman's Book on Diffusion of New Drugs Has Been Cited in Subsequent Published Articles
- No.32, p.105-122
The author has became interested in why the book “Medical Innovation:A Diffusion Study” by Coleman et al. (New York, Bobbs-Merill, 1966) is still cited in various articles even today, almost 30 years after its publication. Accordingly, the author conducted a survey on articles which quoted his book published in 1966.
The author used Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index and the Arts ＆ Humanities Citation Index to conduct this survey. The results of the survey suggested that this book has been cited in a total of 336 articles all over the world as of 1994. Based on these 336 articles, the author quantitatively investigated annual changes in the number of articles citing this book, the number of articles according to subject, the number of articles according to year and subject, the areas of study in which the book has been cited, the name of scientific journals in which this book has been cited, and the distribution of the nationalities of the authors citing this book.
As a result, the author was able to draw the following conclusions :
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