Title

Distinguishing Citation Quality for Journal Impact Assessment

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

The research community has long and often been fervently keen on debating the topic of journal impact. Well, just what is the impact of a journal? Today, the Science Citation Index (SCI) recognizes over 7,000 journals. The sheer number of available journals renders it pivotal for researchers to accurately gauge a journal's impact when submitting their papers, as it has become commonplace that researchers regard publishing their work in established journals to have significant influence on peer recognition. For journals in Management Information System (MIS), such research studies have continuously been published since the 1990s. Nine of them have been summarized by Carol Saunders, whereby seven were based on respondent perceptions by surveying experts, and two were based on the citation quantity to indicate the journal impact.

Discipline

Higher Education

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Communications of the ACM

Volume

52

Issue

8

First Page

111

Last Page

116

ISSN

0001-0782

Identifier

10.1145/1536616.1536645

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery