In an editorial in the Washington Post last week, Steven Pearstein discusses the cost of higher education. One of the comments that has drawn a lot of criticism is his claim about how much academic work goes uncited. Pearstein writes:
I can't speak for other disciplines, but at least for agricultural economics, the "75% is never cited" claim is clearly at odds with the facts. Rather, given enough time, nearly ALL the papers published in our top journal - the AJAE - is eventually read and cited by someone.