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Ranking Economics and Econometrics ISI Journals by Quality Weighted Citations

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The paper analyses academic journal quality and impact using quality weighted citations that are based on the widely-used Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science citations database (ISI). A recently developed Index of Citations Quality (ICQ), based on quality weighted citations, is used to analyse the top 276 Economics and top 10 Econometrics journals in the ISI Economics category using alternative quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs). It is shown that ICQ is a useful additional measure to the 2-Year Impact Factor (2YIF) and other well known RAMs available in ISI for the purpose of evaluating journal impact and quality, as well as ranking, of Economics and Econometrics journals as it contains information that has very low correlations with the information contained in alternative well-known RAMs. Among other findings, the top Econometrics journals have some of the highest ICQ scores in the ISI category of Economics.

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Paper provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales in its series Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico with number 2014-03.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ucm:doicae:1403

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

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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2013-34, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
  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, 2013. "Coercive Journal Self Citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Documentos del Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico 2013-10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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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," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-062/III, Tinbergen Institute.

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