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Journal Rankings

Journal rankings are often used to identify the top research journals in a field.

Journal ranking is not perfect and there is significant research into its effectiveness. For example, the Journal Citation Report (JCR) rankings are strict in terms of the journals covered (with natural and life sciences better covered than social sciences) so journal focussed on new emerging areas do not score well.

Brief demo video http://screencast.com/t/gHdnrEvcwH accessing JCR rankings through Web of Knowledge (aka Web of Science)

  1. markgreenwood
    6 October 2010 at 2:23 pm

    The German Academic Association has an official journal ranking.
    For just the Ranking Results
    For fuller details see the paper – VHB-JOURQUAL2: Method, Results, and Implications of the German Academic Association for Business Research’s Journal Ranking.

    Many thanks to the DBA student who brought this to our attention. [FAQ answer now updated.]

  2. markgreenwood
    15 November 2010 at 12:52 pm

    The JRUL research and information skills blog has a post including a link to the Thomson Reuters bibliometrics white paper about the pros, cons and pitfalls of using metrics to evaluate the impact of articles, journals and authors.

    See http://jrulskills.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/isi-web-of-knowledge-bibliometrics/

    Previous post on this topic was 14 Jan 2010 – https://bizlib247.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ranking-business-and-management-journals/

  3. markgreenwood
    11 February 2011 at 11:44 pm

    An interesting paper at Harzing.com, “Comparing the Google Scholar h-index with the ISI Journal Impact Factor” – http://www.harzing.com/h_indexjournals.htm

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