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

  • Chang, C-L.
  • McAleer, M.J.

__Abstract__ 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 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute in its series Econometric Institute Research Papers with number 50641.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ems:eureir:50641
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  1. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2013. "Coercive Journal Self Citations, Impact Factor, Journal Influence and Article Influence," Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE 2013-10, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico.
  2. Chia-Lin Chang & Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-081/III, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley, 2010. "What Makes a Great Journal Great in the Sciences? Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?," KIER Working Papers 746, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
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