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Citations and Impact of ISI Tourism and Hospitality Journals

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  • Chang, C-L.
  • McAleer, M.J.

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The paper analyses the leading international journals in Tourism and Hospitality Research using quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs), highlights the similarities and differences in alternative RAMs, shows that several RAMs capture similar performance characteristics of highly cited journals, and shows that some other RAMs have low correlations with each other, and hence add significant informational value. Several RAMs are discussed for the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science database (hereafter ISI). Alternative RAMs may be calculated annually or updated daily to answer the questions as to When, Where and How (frequently) published papers are cited. The RAMs include the most widely used RAM, namely the classic 2-year impact factor including journal self citations (2YIF), 2-year impact factor excluding journal self citations (2YIF*), 5-year impact factor including journal self citations (5YIF), Immediacy (or zero-year impact factor (0YIF)), Eigenfactor, Article Influence, C3PO (Citation Performance Per Paper Online), h-index, PI-BETA (Papers Ignored - By Even The Authors), 2-year Self-citation Threshold Approval Ratings (2Y-STAR), Historical Self-citation Threshold Approval Ratings (H-STAR), Impact Factor Inflation (IFI), and Cited Article Influence (CAI). As data are not available for 5YIF, Article Influence and CAI for 11 of the 14 journals considered, 10 RAMs are analysed for 14 highly-cited journals in Tourism and Hospitality in the ISI category of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports & Tourism. Harmonic mean rankings of the 10 RAMs for the 14 highly-cited journals are also presented. It is shown that emphasizing the 2-year impact factor of a journal, which partly answers the question as to When published papers are cited, to the exclusion of other informative RAMs, which answer Where and How (frequently) published papers are cited, can lead to a distorted evaluation of journal impact.

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Paper provided by Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute in its series Econometric Institute Research Papers with number EI2011-26.

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Keywords: C3PO; H-index; IFI; PI-BETA; STAR; article-influence; eigenfactor; impact factor; research assessment measures;

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  1. Chang, C-L. & McAleer, M.J. & Oxley, L., 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in Economics? The Singer Not the Song," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2010-45, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in the Sciences? Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?," KIER Working Papers 746, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  3. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "Great Expectatrics: Great Papers, Great Journals, Great Econometrics," KIER Working Papers 714, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2013. "Coercive Journal Self Citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-040/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2012. "What do Experts Know About Ranking Journal Quality? A Comparison with ISI Research Impact in Finance," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2012-01, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
  3. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Just how Good are the Top Three Journals in Finance? An Assessment based on Quantity and Quality Citations," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-062/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2012. "Journal Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Working Papers in Economics 12/13, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  5. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2011. "How Should Journal Quality be Ranked? An Application to Agricultural, Energy, Environmental and Resource Economics," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2011-39, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.

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