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Indicators of the Activity of Economic Publications – An Area under the Impact of Statistical Creativity


  • Gheorghe Savoiu

    (University of Pitesti)


This article goes beyond the space devoted to the performance and evolution of an economic journal (or publication), which can be quantified and demonstrated by statistical indicators (scientometric indicators, access and download statistical indicators, absolute or relative classical intensity and distributional indicators). Thus, the first two categories of indicators are listed and briefly exemplified, and the others, which belong to the classical type, are developed and analyzed in this original approach, the author remaining aware that there are many unquantified qualitative elements, such as editorial management and editorial decisions that can enhance the quality of the team and the editorial projects of an economic journal (or of economic journals). This is in fact the very major theme of the paper, which involves the adaptation of classical constructions of indicators to the innovative and dynamic universe of the economic literature published. The original approach of constructing classical statistical indicators in the field described in the title of the paper is underlied by methods of presenting the intensity of editorial effects, the correlation or association of some publishing tendencies, as well as analyzing a number of evolutions of the Kernel-type distributions in editorial databases, and, apparently last, the frequency statistical investigations. Some final remarks clarify the development prospects of these new areas of application of statistical methods.

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  • Gheorghe Savoiu, 2018. "Indicators of the Activity of Economic Publications – An Area under the Impact of Statistical Creativity," Romanian Statistical Review Supplement, Romanian Statistical Review, vol. 66(3), pages 214-223, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rsr:supplm:v:66:y:2018:i:3:p:214-223

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