Center Article Receives Recognition as Most Cited

A new report published in the Journal of Black Psychology lists an article published in 1994 by Center staff as being one of the most highly cited articles to be published in the Journal of Black Psychology. The report is a twelve year content analysis of articles published in the Journal of Black Psychology from the year 2000 to 2011. The most frequently published authors and institutions during this period were identified and the most highly cited articles were identified and ranked. In addition, after the 276 articles included as part of the study were classified into 17 categories, it was revealed that four categories of research and publication in Journal of Black Psychology accounted for more than half of the articles published–mental health and well-being, personality and (racial) identity, culture, and physiological functioning and health psychology. The author’s state their findings represent a sharp increase in research on mental health and culture, relative to other areas of research which had publication numbers similar to a previous study of Journal of Black Psychology content.

The “Most Cited” article written by center staff titled “HIV prevention research: Are we meeting the needs of African American men who have sex with men?” appeared in the Journal of Black Psychology in February 2004. It has since been cited at least 123 times by other publications, making it the 5th most cited article among articles published in the Journal of Black Psychology from the year 2000 to 2011.

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