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Coercive Journal Self Citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence

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  • Chang, C-L.
  • McAleer, M.J.
  • Oxley, L.

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This paper examines the issue of coercive journal self citations and the practical usefulness of two recent journal performance metrics, namely the Eigenfactor score, which may be interpreted as measuring “Journal Influence”, and the Article Influence score, using the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (hereafter ISI) data for 2009 for the 200 most highly cited journals in each of the Sciences and Social Sciences. The paper also compares the two new bibliometric measures with two existing ISI metrics, namely Total Citations and the 5-year Impact Factor (5YIF) (including journal self citations) of a journal. It is shown that the Sciences and Social Sciences are different in terms of the strength of the relationship of journal performance metrics, although the actual relationships are very similar. Moreover, the journal influence and article influence journal performance metrics are shown to be closely related empirically to the two existing ISI metrics, and hence add little in practical usefulness to what is already known, except for eliminating the pressure arising from coercive journal self citations. These empirical results are compared with existing results in the bibliometrics literature.

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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 EI2013-09.

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Keywords: 5-year impact factor (5YIF); article influence; coercive journal self citations; eigenfactor; journal influence; journal performance metrics; research assessment measures; total citations;

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  1. Michael McAleer & Chia-Lin Chang, 2011. "Citations and Impact of ISI Tourism and Hospitality Journals," KIER Working Papers, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research 781, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  2. 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, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance 10/75, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  3. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2011. "Great Expectatrics: Great Papers, Great Journals, Great Econometrics," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2011-14, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  4. 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.
  5. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in Economics? The Singer Not the Song," KIER Working Papers, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research 706, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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  1. Michael McAleer & Felix Chan & Les Oxley, 2013. "Modelling and Simulation: An Overview," KIER Working Papers, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research 865, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Just How Good are the Top Three Journals in Finance? An Assessment Based on Quantity and Quality Citations," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2014-10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  3. Chang, C-L. & McAleer, M.J., 2013. "Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc," Econometric Institute Research Papers, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute EI 2013-34, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  4. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Quality Weighted Citations Versus Total Citations in the Sciences and Social Sciences," Working Papers in Economics, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance 14/08, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  5. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Quality Weighted Citations Versus Total Citations in the Sciences and Social Sciences," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-023/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Ranking Economics and Econometrics ISI Journals by Quality Weighted Citations," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2014-03, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  7. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2014. "Ranking Economics and Econometrics ISI Journals by Quality Weighted Citations," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-026/III, Tinbergen Institute.

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