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Ahsina, K., & Taouab, O. (2014). A profile of accounting research in Morocco: a review of major journals over the period 2005-2013. International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting, 4(1), 262.

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Ferreira, M. P., Santos, J. C., de Almeida, M. I. R., & Reis, N. R. (2014). Mergers & acquisitions research: A bibliometric study of top strategy and international business journals, 1980–2010. Journal of Business Research, 67(12), 2550-2558.

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Valenzuela, L. M., Merigó, J. M., Johnston, W. J., Nicolas, C., & Jaramillo, J. F. (2017). Thirty years of the Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing: A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 32(1), 1-17.

Wang, J. J., Chen, H., Rogers, D. S., Ellram, L. M., & Grawe, S. J. (2017). A bibliometric analysis of reverse logistics research (1992-2015) and opportunities for future research. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 47(8), 666-687.

Zhong, S., Geng, Y., Liu, W., Gao, C., & Chen, W. (2016). A bibliometric review on natural resource accounting during 1995–2014. Journal of cleaner production, 139, 122-132.


The paper examines the distribution of cited references in three commerce journals pertaining to the years 2012 to 2014. The study reveals that maximum number of cited references was found in Journal of World Business, followed by The International Journal of Accounting and Journal of Commerce and Management Thought. Most of the cited references were authored by more than one author. M. W.Peng's articles were most cited and maximum journals were from the fields of business and management.



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