Year: 2008 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.38, no.3, (June 2008), p.260-273 SIEC No: 20080633

This study quantified certain characteristics of the articles published in “Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior” in three 5-year periods, namely, 1971-1975, 1984-1988, & 1997-2001. The characteristics in question include geographic origin of articles, number of authors per article, number of references listed per article, & number of times an article is cited in the literature. Changes across the three periods in terms of distribution of subjects/participants by age group & gender are also examined. The discussion focusses on explanations for the trends & characteristics that are described. (18 refs.)