2019 Hits: Popular Research Articles

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Top SAGE Journal articles for 2019

As we wind up 2019 and get ready for 2020, this series of posts will point you to the articles that were read and cited in 2019. Most of these articles were not written in 2019, which makes sense. It takes time to get the word out and build interest. From a methods standpoint, these leading articles discuss both qualitative and quantitative methods, and explore important issues of our time.

The three most-read articles across the entire SAGE journal database for 2019 are:

Nowell, L. S., Norris, J. M., White, D. E., & Moules, N. J. (2017). Thematic Analysis: Striving to Meet the Trustworthiness Criteria. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406917733847

Aron, A., Melinat, E., Aron, E. N., Vallone, R. D., & Bator, R. J. (1997). The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23(4), 363–377. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167297234003

Wade, R. M., & Harper, G. W. (2017). Young Black Gay/Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Review and Content Analysis of Health-Focused Research Between 1988 and 2013. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1388–1405. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988315606962

The three most-cited articles across the entire journal database for 2019 are:

Lakens, D. (2017). Equivalence Tests: A Practical Primer for t Tests, Correlations, and Meta-Analyses. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(4), 355–362. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617697177

Aron, A., Melinat, E., Aron, E. N., Vallone, R. D., & Bator, R. J. (1997). The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23(4), 363–377. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167297234003

Kurtessis, J. N., Eisenberger, R., Ford, M. T., Buffardi, L. C., Stewart, K. A., & Adis, C. S. (2017). Perceived Organizational Support: A Meta-Analytic Evaluation of Organizational Support Theory. Journal of Management, 43(6), 1854–1884. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315575554

What articles attracted readers to these SAGE open access research journals? 

A series of posts about 2019 articles from open access SAGE open access research journals can be found here.

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