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Quality Weighted Citations Versus Total Citations in the Sciences and Social Sciences

The paper analyses academic journal quality and research impact using quality weighted citations versus total citations, based on the widely-used Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science citations database (ISI). A new Index of Citations Quality (ICQ) is presented, based on quality weighted citations. The new index is used to analyse the leading 500 journals in both the Sciences and Social Sciences using quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs) that are based on alternative transformations of citations. It is shown that ICQ is a useful additional measure to 2YIF and other well known RAMs for the purpose of evaluating the impact and quality, as well as ranking, of journals as it contains information that has very low correlations with the information contained in the well known RAMs for both the Sciences and Social Sciences.

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Paper provided by University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 14/08.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 23 Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:cbt:econwp:14/08
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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2012. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2012-05, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico, revised Mar 2012.
  2. 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.
  3. Chang, C-L. & McAleer, M.J. & Oxley, L., 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in the Sciences? Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2010-75, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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