Professor Caroline Osborne and Librarian Stephanie Miller Publish Scholarly Impact Article in "The Role of Citation in the Law'

Scholarship by West Virginia University College of law professor Caroline Osborne and law librarian Stephanie Miller is newly published in The Role of Citation in the Law. The volume follows the April 2021 symposium, Citation and the Law, hosted by Yale Law School. It features twenty-one of the scholarly works presented at the symposium. Professor Osborne and Ms. Miller's work, The Scholarly Impact Matrix: An Empirical Study of How Multiple Metrics Create an Informed Story of a Scholar's Work, was previously published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly. It was also awarded AALL ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award in 2021.

From the abstract:

This article analyzes data collected in an empirical study of citation metrics. Between February 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019, the authors collected citation data from Google Scholar, HeinOnline, Westlaw, Lexis, SSRN, and Digital Commons repositories on randomly selected faculty members at U.S. law schools for the purpose of answering questions regarding fit and utility of citation metrics. Analysis of the citation data examines the impact of adoption of scholarly profiles, gender, and stage in the profession, and discipline, on exposure on citation with the conclusion that exposure results in increased citations.

Find more of Professor Osborne's work on her SelectedWorks scholarship profile and SSRN.

Find more of Stephanie Miller's work on her SelectedWorks scholarship profile and SSRN.

Book cover for "The Role of Citation in the Law"