Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98905
Authors: 
Chang, Chia-Lin
McAleer, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-026/III
Abstract: 
The paper analyses academic journal quality and impact using quality weighted citations that are based on the widely-used Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science citations database (ISI). A recently developed Index of Citations Quality (ICQ), based on quality weighted citations, is used to analyse the top 276 Economics and top 10 Econometrics journals in the ISI Economics category using alternative quantifiable Research Assessment Measures (RAMs). It is shown that ICQ is a useful additional measure to the 2-Year Impact Factor (2YIF) and other well known RAMs available in ISI for the purpose of evaluating journal impact and quality, as well as ranking, of Economics and Econometrics journals as it contains information that has very low correlations with the information contained in alternative well-known RAMs. Among other findings, the top Econometrics journals have some of the highest ICQ scores in the ISI category of Economics.
Subjects: 
Research assessment measures
Impact factors
Eigenfactor
Article Influence
Quality weighted citations
Index of citations quality
Economics journal rankings
JEL: 
C18
C81
Y10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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