The purpose of the study was to review the most influential articles on the topic of workplace violence, while using the amount of accumulated citations as an outcome measure.
Hazring's Publish or Perish non-proprietary software was used to perform this bibliometric analysis. Two raters evaluated the top 50 annual and lifetime cited articles in the field. Inter-rater agreement was evaluated using Cohen's kappa.
The mean of the top 50 cited articles on workplace violence accumulated a lifetime total of 137.7 ± 135.8 citations. The absolute number of citations of papers accumulated since publication ranged from 12 to 683, with an average of 117.1 ± 128.9 lifetime citations. In total, we report the prevalence of nine major categories that are found to comprise the main focus of both citation cohorts. A detailed discussion of the category-specific findings follows.
We have identified the top 50 most highly cited papers in workplace violence, as well as the 50 papers that have accumulated the highest citation rates. The publications highlighted in this paper present currently discussed and the most influential contributions on the topic of workplace violence.