The Intellectual Influence of Economic Journals: Quality versus Quantity
AbstractThe evaluation of scienti fic output has a key role in the allocation of research funds andacademic positions. Decisions are often based on quality indicators for academic journals and overthe years a handful of scoring methods have been proposed for this purpose. Discussing the mostprominent methods (de facto standards) we show that they do not distinguish quality from quantityat article level. The systematic bias we fi nd is analytically tractable and implies that themethods are manipulable. We introduce modi fied methods that correct for this bias, and use themto provide rankings of economic journals. Our methodology is transparent; our results are replicable.
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- László Kóczy & Alexandru Nichifor, 2013. "The intellectual influence of economic journals: quality versus quantity," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 52(3), pages 863-884, April.
- Laszlo A. Koczy & Alexandru Nichifor, 2012. "The Intellectual Influence of Economic Journals: Quality versus Quantity," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1215, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
- László Á. Kóczy & Alexandru Nichifor, 2012. "The Intellectual Influence of Economic Journals: Quality versus Quantity," Working Paper Series 1202, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
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