Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc
AbstractThe paper focuses on the robustness of rankings of academic journal quality and research impact of 10 leading econometrics journals taken from the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (ISI) Category of Economics, using citations data from ISI and the highly accessible Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database that is widely used in economics, finance and related disciplines. The journals are ranked using quantifiable static and dynamic Research Assessment Measures (RAMs), with 15 RAMs from ISI and 5 RAMs from RePEc. The similarities and differences in various RAMs, which are based on alternative weighted and unweighted transformations of citations, are highlighted to show which RAMs are able to provide informational value relative to others. The RAMs include the impact factor, mean citations and non-citations, journal policy, number of high quality papers, and journal influence and article influence. The paper highlight robust rankings based on the harmonic mean of the ranks of 20 RAMs, which in some cases are closely related. It is shown that emphasizing the most widely-used RAM, the 2-year impact factor of a journal, can lead to a distorted evaluation of journal quality, impact and influence relative to the harmonic mean of the ranks.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 13-173/III.
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Research assessment measures; citations; impact; influence; harmonic mean; robust journal rankings; econometrics;
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- Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012.
"Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics,"
1204, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
- Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-081/III, Tinbergen Institute.
- Chang, C-L. & McAleer, M.J. & Maasoumi, E., 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2012-05, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
- Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Working Papers in Economics 12/05, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
- Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de AnÃ¡lisis EconÃ³mico 2012-05, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, revised Mar 2012.
- Michael McAleer & Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality:An Application to Economics," KIER Working Papers 813, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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