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Quality Weighted Citations Versus Total Citations in the Sciences and Social Sciences

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  • Chia-Lin Chang

    (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)

  • Michael McAleer

    (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

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The paper analyses academic journal quality and research impact using quality weighted citations versus total citations, based on the widely-used Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science citations database (ISI). A new Index of Citations Quality (ICQ) is presented, based on quality weighted citations. The new index is used to analyse the leading 500 journals in both the Sciences and Social Sciences using quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs) that are based on alternative transformations of citations. It is shown that ICQ is a useful additional measure to 2YIF and other well known RAMs for the purpose of evaluating the impact and quality, as well as ranking, of journals as it contains information that has very low correlations with the information contained in the well known RAMs for both the Sciences and Social Sciences.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 14-023/III.

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Date of creation: 24 Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20140023

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Keywords: Research assessment measures; Impact factors; Eigenfactor; Article Influence; Quality weighted citations; Total citations; Index of citations quality; Journal rankings.;

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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Philip Hans Franses & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in the Sciences? Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?," Working Papers in Economics 10/75, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2013. "Coercive Journal Self Citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2013-10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  3. Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2012-05, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico, revised Mar 2012.
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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Just How Good are the Top Three Journals in Finance? An Assessment Based on Quantity and Quality Citations," Working Papers in Economics 14/14, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Ranking Economics and Econometrics ISI Journals by Quality Weighted Citations," Working Papers in Economics 14/07, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.

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