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Article length bias in journal rankings

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  • Kóczy László Á.
  • Nichifor Alexandru
  • Strobel Martin

    (METEOR)

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The quality of publications, approximated by the containing journal''s quality indicator, is often the basis for hire and promotion in academic and research positions. Over the years a handful of ranking methods have been proposed. Discussing the most prominent methodswe show that they are inherently biased against journals publishing short papers.

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Paper provided by Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR) in its series Research Memorandum with number 016.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:unm:umamet:2009016

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