Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108254
Authors: 
Kóczy, László Á.
Nichifor, Alexandru
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2012/15
Abstract: 
The evaluation of scientific output has a key role in the allocation of research funds and academic positions. Decisions are often based on quality indicators for academic journals and over the years a handful of scoring methods have been proposed for this purpose. Discussing the most prominent methods (de facto standards) we show that they do not distinguish quality from quantity at article level. The systematic bias we find is analytically tractable and implies that the methods are manipulable. We introduce modified methods that correct for this bias, and use them to provide rankings of economic journals. Our methodology is transparent; our results are replicable.
Subjects: 
Modified invariant method
Invariance to article-splitting
Influence of economic journals
Impact factor
LP method
Invariant method
JEL: 
A1
C8
D72
Y1
ISBN: 
978-615-5243-09-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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