||To reiterate - the key determinants in impact
are not the number of authors or articles in the field but, rather, the
citation density and the age of the literature cited. The average number of
citations per article and the immediacy of citations are the significant
elements. The size of a
field, however, will generally increase the number of “super-cited” papers.
And while a few classic methodology papers exceed a high threshold of
citation, thousands of other methodology and review papers do not.
Nevertheless, review papers on average are cited about twice the average.
Publishing mediocre review papers will not necessarily boost your journal’s