Distinguishing Citation Quality for Journal Impact Assessment
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.
Communications of the ACM
Association for Computing Machinery
LIM, A.; MA, Hong; WEN, Q.; XU, Z.; and CHEANG, B..
Distinguishing Citation Quality for Journal Impact Assessment. (2009). Communications of the ACM. 52, (8), 111-116. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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