Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105137
Authors: 
Seiler, Christian
Wohlrabe, Klaus
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5036
Abstract: 
It is well-known that the distribution of citations to articles in a journal is skewed. We ask whether journal rankings based on the impact factor are robust with respect to this fact. We exclude the most cited paper, the top 5 and 10 cited papers for 100 economics journals and recalculate the impact factor. Afterwards we compare the resulting rankings with the original ones from 2012. Our results show that the rankings are relatively robust. This holds both for the 2-year and the 5-year impact factor.
Subjects: 
impact factor
ranking
skewness
economics journals
JEL: 
A12
A14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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