Using The H-index To Measure The Quality Of Journals In The Field Of Business And Management

Mingers, John and Macri, Frederico and Petrovici, Dan Alex (2012) Using The H-index To Measure The Quality Of Journals In The Field Of Business And Management. Information Processing and Management, 48 (2). pp. 234-241. ISSN 0306-4573. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper considers the use of the h-index as a measure of a journal's research quality and contribution. We study a sample of 455 journals in business and management all of which are included in the ISI Web of Science (WoS) and the Association of Business School's peer review journal ranking list. The h-index is compared with both the traditional impact factors, and with the peer review judgements. We also consider two sources of citation data - the WoS itself and Google Scholar. The conclusions are that the h-index is preferable to the impact factor for a variety of reasons, especially the selective coverage of the impact factor and the fact that it disadvantages journals that publish many papers. Google Scholar is also preferred to WoS as a data source. However, the paper notes that it is not sufficient to use any single metric to properly evaluate research achievements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Citations Google Scholar h-Index Impact factor Journal quality Research impact Web of Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 10:40
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 13:51
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28760 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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