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Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc

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  • Chang, C-L.
  • McAleer, M.J.

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__Abstract __ The 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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Paper provided by Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute in its series Econometric Institute Research Papers with number EI 2013-34.

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Keywords: research assessment measures; citations; impact; influence; harmonic mean; robust journal rankings; econometrics;

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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Emory Economics 1204, Department of Economics, Emory University (Atlanta).
  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, 2012. "Ranking Journal Quality by Harmonic Mean of Ranks: An Application to ISI Statistics & Probability," Working Papers in Economics 12/11, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  4. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2011. "How are journal impact, prestige and article influence related? An application to neuroscience," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(11), pages 2563-2573, January.
  5. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2013. "Coercive Journal Self-citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Working Papers in Economics 13/12, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
  6. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2011. "Great Expectatrics: Great Papers, Great Journals, Great Econometrics," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(6), pages 583-619.
  7. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2013. "What Do Experts Know About Forecasting Journal Quality? A Comparison with ISI Research Impact in Finance," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2013-09, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, revised Feb 2013.
  8. Christian Zimmermann, 2012. "Academic rankings with RePEc," Working Papers 2012-023, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  9. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in Economics? The Singer Not the Song," KIER Working Papers 706, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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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," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2014-03, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
  3. Christian Zimmermann, 2013. "Academic Rankings with RePEc," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 249-280, December.
  4. Ferda, HALICIOGLU, 2014. "Research Ranking Place of Turkish Economists in the World," MPRA Paper 54058, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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