Research on social work practice: A bibliometric evaluation of the first decade

Gary Holden, Gary Rosenberg, Kathleen Barker, Justin Lioi

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Objective: This article describes a bibliometric analysis of articles appearing in the journal Research on Social Work Practice (RSWP). Method: Descriptive and predictive analyses for the sample of 322 articles are presented. Results: The typical RSWP article was 15 pages long, had two authors and 28 references, and was cited for the first time 2 years after publication. The typical article was cited in two different years and for a total of three times during the publication year and six subsequent years. The overall sample of articles received a total of 1,139 citations during the year of publication and subsequent 6 years. Additional subsample analyses are presented. Conclusion: Articles published during RSWP's first decade had an impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Bibliometrics
  • Citation analysis
  • Practice evaluation
  • Program evaluation
  • Publication
  • Scholarship
  • Social work journals
  • Sociology of science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Psychology


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