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Academic Rankings with RePEc

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  • Christian Zimmermann

    (University of Connecticut)

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This documents describes the data collection and use for the computation of rankings within RePEc (Research Papers in Economics). This encompasses the determination of impact factors for journals and working paper series, as well as the ranking of authors, institutions and geographic regions. The various ranking methods are also compared, using a snapshot of the data.

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  • Christian Zimmermann, 2007. "Academic Rankings with RePEc," Working papers 2007-36, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2007-36
    Note: This paper benefited from discussions and electronic correspondence with Kit Baum, Oded Galor, Bill Goffe, N. Gregory Mankiw, and Ekkehard Schlicht. The data used in these rankings would not exist without the major contributions of Jose Manuel Barrueco Cruz, Kit Baum, Sune Karlsson, Thomas Krichel, Ivan Kurmanov and all the other volunteers working on RePEc. This version updates the previous one with several criteria that have been added since the last version, as well as updates for the tables.
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    1. Seiler, Christian & Wohlrabe, Klaus, 2012. "Ranking economists on the basis of many indicators: An alternative approach using RePEc data," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 389-402.
    2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer, 2013. "Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 1-19, November.
    3. Thomas Krichel & Christian Zimmermann, 2009. "The Economics of Open Bibliographic Data Provision," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 143-152, March.
    4. John Gibson & David L. Anderson & John Tressler, 2014. "Which Journal Rankings Best Explain Academic Salaries? Evidence From The University Of California," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 52(4), pages 1322-1340, October.
    5. repec:spr:scient:v:70:y:2007:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-007-0112-x is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Frances Ruane & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "Refined (Successive) H-Indices: An Application To Economics In The Republic Of Ireland," Working Papers FNU-130, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Mar 2007.
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    Keywords

    RePEc; rankings; impact factors; working papers; h-index; citations.;

    JEL classification:

    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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