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Quantity versus Quality: What’s in a (Journal) Name?

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We consider the relationship between the rankings and the title length of 159 academic economics journals. Although there is no significant association between these two metrics for the full sample of data, we find that a significant “bathtub” relationship between journal quality and title length emerges when the data are subjected to a rank correlation analysis over sub-samples.

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  • David E. Giles, 2011. "Quantity versus Quality: What’s in a (Journal) Name?," Econometrics Working Papers 1103, Department of Economics, University of Victoria.
  • Handle: RePEc:vic:vicewp:1103
    Note: ISSN 1485-6441
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    Journal rankings; journal titles; impact factors; rank correlation;

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    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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