EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Research Assessment Using Early Citation Information

Stephan Bruns and David Stern ()

Crawford School Research Papers from Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: We show that university rankings in economics based on long-run citation counts can be easily predicted using early citations. The rank correlation between universitiesÕ cumulative citations received over ten years for economics articles published in 2003 and 2004 and citations received in 2003 to 2004 alone is 0.91 in the UK and 0.82 in Australia. We compare these citation-based university rankings with the rankings of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise in the UK and the 2010 Excellence in Research assessment in Australia. Rank correlations are quite strong but there are differences between rankings based on this type of peer review and rankings based on citation counts. However, if assessors are willing to consider citation analysis to assess some disciplines as is the case for the natural sciences and psychology in Australia there seems no reason to not include economics in this set.

JEL-codes: A14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-sog
Date: 2015-04
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2602151

Related works:
Journal Article: Research assessment using early citation information (2016) 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:een:crwfrp:1501

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Crawford School Research Papers from Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by David Stern ().

 
Page updated 2017-10-16
Handle: RePEc:een:crwfrp:1501