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Multivariate Citations Functions and Journal Rankings

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  • Robert B. Archibald

    (College of William & Mary)

  • David H. Finifter

    (College of William & Mary)

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Previous citations-based rankings of journals suffer from the lack of a well-specified methodological base. Using an explicit multivariate citations function, the authors produce a single ranking that controls simultaneously for several nonquality related factors that influence citation. As an example of this methodology, they produce a ranking of economics journals that controls for the effects of differences in field size of journals on citations. The authors demonstrate that previous rankings have been biased in favor of journals from larger fields.

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  • Robert B. Archibald & David H. Finifter, 1990. "Multivariate Citations Functions and Journal Rankings," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 16(2), pages 151-158, Apr-Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:16:y:1990:i:2:p:151-158
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    1. Bush, Winston C & Hamelman, Paul W & Staaf, Robert J, 1974. "A Quality Index for Economic Journals," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 56(1), pages 123-125, February.
    2. Liebowitz, S J & Palmer, J P, 1984. "Assessing the Relative Impacts of Economic Journals," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 22(1), pages 77-88, March.
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    1. Wohlrabe, Klaus, 2016. "Taking the Temperature: A Meta-Ranking of Economics Journals," MPRA Paper 68933, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. repec:spr:scient:v:50:y:2001:i:3:d:10.1023_a:1010510831718 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Ursprung Heinrich W. & Zimmer Markus, 2007. "Who is the ”Platz-Hirsch“ of the German Economics Profession?: A Citation Analysis," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 227(2), pages 187-208, April.
    4. repec:jns:jbstat:v:227:y:2007:i:2:p:187-208 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Lutz Bornmann & Alexander Butz & Klaus Wohlrabe, 2018. "What are the top five journals in economics? A new meta-ranking," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(6), pages 659-675, February.

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