EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc

Chia-Lin Chang () and Michael McAleer

Working Papers in Economics from University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance

Abstract: The paper focuses on the robustness of rankings of academic journal quality and research impact of 10 leading econometrics journals taken from the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (ISI) Category of Economics, using citations data from ISI and the highly accessible Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database that is widely used in economics, finance and related disciplines. The journals are ranked using quantifiable static and dynamic Research Assessment Measures (RAMs), with 15 RAMs from ISI and 5 RAMs from RePEc. The similarities and differences in various RAMs, which are based on alternative weighted and unweighted transformations of citations, are highlighted to show which RAMs are able to provide informational value relative to others. The RAMs include the impact factor, mean citations and non-citations, journal policy, number of high quality papers, and journal influence and article influence. The paper highlight robust rankings based on the harmonic mean of the ranks of 20 RAMs, which in some cases are closely related. It is shown that emphasizing the most widely-used RAM, the 2-year impact factor of a journal, can lead to a distorted evaluation of journal quality, impact and influence relative to the harmonic mean of the ranks. Some suggestions regarding the use of the most informative RAMs is also given.

Keywords: Research assessment measures; citations; impact; influence; harmonic mean; robust journal rankings; econometrics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C18 C81 Y10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his and nep-sog
Date: 2014-01-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.econ.canterbury.ac.nz/RePEc/cbt/econwp/1401.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Ranking Leading Econometrics Journals Using Citations Data from ISI and RePEc (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cbt:econwp:14/01

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers in Economics from University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Albert Yee ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-11
Handle: RePEc:cbt:econwp:14/01