Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98899
Authors: 
Chang, Chia-Lin
McAleer, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-023/III
Abstract: 
The paper analyses academic journal quality and research impact using quality weighted citations versus total citations, based on the widely-used Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science citations database (ISI). A new Index of Citations Quality (ICQ) is presented, based on quality weighted citations. The new index is used to analyse the leading 500 journals in both the Sciences and Social Sciences using quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs) that are based on alternative transformations of citations. It is shown that ICQ is a useful additional measure to 2YIF and other well known RAMs for the purpose of evaluating the impact and quality, as well as ranking, of journals as it contains information that has very low correlations with the information contained in the well known RAMs for both the Sciences and Social Sciences.
Subjects: 
Research assessment measures
Impact factors
Eigenfactor
Article Influence
Quality weighted citations
Total citations
Index of citations quality
Journal rankings.
JEL: 
C18
C81
Y10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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