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  • 1 Universitat de Barcelona, Edifici UB-Sants Departament de Biblioteconomia i Documentació C/ Melcior de Palau, 140 08014 Barcelona, Catalonia Spain
  • | 2 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Departament de Filologia Catalana Edifici B, Campus de la UAB 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Catalonia Spain
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A citation analysis was carried out on the most important research journals in the field of Catalan literature between 1974 and 2003. The indicators and qualitative parameters obtained show the value of performing citation analysis in cultural and linguistic areas that are poorly covered by the A&HCI. Catalan literature shows a similar pattern to that of humanities in general, but it could still be in a stage of consolidation because too little work has as yet been published.