By Monica Jaramillo
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used citation analysis to determine the studies most influential on the field of ACL research based on factors such as how frequently the studies were cited.
The researchers performed a systematic inquiry of the ISI Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) in search of any articles pertaining to the ACL, selecting the 50 most-cited articles for inclusion in their evaluation. For each article, the researchers recorded the number of citations, citation density, journal, year of publication, country origin and language. The articles were further characterized by type, subtype and level of evidence.