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Evaluating Scholarly Publications

What kind of impact does a piece have? What are the core texts that influence and shape the scholarly conversation? Has a work been heavily cited or influenced streams of thought? 

These questions need to be considered when preparing a review essay, as they can help you critically assesses the major contributors to a field, subfield, or question. 

 

How Do I Do This?

  

Browse books, essays, and articles that have made a demonstrated impact. How can you measure impact? 

  • They will have a high citation count on Google Scholar or Web of Knowledge.
  • They are published in a major journal or university press.
  • They may be routinely referenced in the required texts or secondary literature.
  • There is chapter in an Oxford Handbook devoted to the topic. 
  • They are cited and explained in an Annual Review for the discipline. 

 

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N/#  leader* N/5 wom?n  Leader(truncated) NEAR 5 words of women or woman

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