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A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in economics and business

Anne-Wil Harzing, Ron van der Wal
2009 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
We propose a new data source (Google Scholar) and metric (Hirsch's h-index) to assess journal impact in  ...  There are 536 journals in the Journal Quality List that have both an ISI JIF for 2003-2006 and a Google Scholar (GS) h-index.  ...  Mingers & Harzing DATA SOURCE AND METRICS ISI Web of Knowledge versus Google Scholar Overall, there is considerable agreement that Google Scholar is a worthwhile alternative source of citation data  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.20953 fatcat:hf7cxraiofeivgepfuoozrnn2q

Ranking journals: could Google Scholar Metrics be an alternative to Journal Citation Reports and Scimago Journal Rank?

Emilio Delgado-López-Cózar, Álvaro Cabezas-Clavijo
2013 Learned Publishing  
Despite its shortcomings, Google Scholar Metrics is a helpful tool for authors and editors in identifying core journals.  ...  The launch of Google Scholar Metrics as a tool for assessing scientific journals may be serious competition for Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, and for Scopus powered Scimago Journal Rank.  ...  The authors would like to thank Nicolás Robinson-García for translating this text and Alberto Martín-Martín for journals data processing  ... 
doi:10.1087/20130206 fatcat:uy3wbgmjffe77ecbdh3dpks2ia

Bibliometric Study of Family Studies Journals Using Journal Impact Factors, CiteScore and H-index

Zao Liu
2021 International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL)  
Using the bibliometric metrics of the two-year and five-year Journal Impact Factors, the H-index, and the newly revised CiteScore, this paper examines the relationships among these metrics in a bibliometric  ...  The citation data were drawn from Journal Citation Reports, Scopus, and Google Scholar. The correlation analysis found strong positive relationships on the metrics.  ...  The high correlations among the JIF, JIF5, CS, and H-index in this study added to the testimony that the CS and H-index can serve as alternative tools for measuring journal quality.  ... 
doi:10.23974/ijol.2021.vol6.1.174 fatcat:s4seejmndjek5jw5itixurn2k4

Evaluating Journal Quality: A Review of Journal Citation Indicators and Ranking in Business and Management [article]

John Mingers, Liying Yang
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we evaluate these metrics both theoretically and also through an empirical study of a large set of business and management journals.  ...  We conclude that no one indicator is superior but that the h-index (which includes the productivity of a journal) and SNIP (which aims to normalize for field effects) may be the most effective at the moment  ...  It is possible to time-limit the h-index, for example Google Metrics uses a 5-year h-index (Jin et al., 2007) .  The h-index is field dependent and so should be normalized in some way.  ... 
arXiv:1604.06685v2 fatcat:4jcz5nks4zcihlom2pfki23dha

Evaluating journal quality: A review of journal citation indicators and ranking in business and management

John Mingers, Liying Yang
2017 European Journal of Operational Research  
In this paper we evaluate these metrics both theoretically and also through an empirical study of a large set of business and management journals.  ...  We conclude that no one indicator is superior but that the h-index (which includes the productivity of a journal) and SNIP (which aims to normalise for field effects) may be the most effective at the moment  ...  Acknowledgment We would like to thank all the reviewers for their very helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2016.07.058 fatcat:nex7saadvjeu5c4zappgqz5teu

Impact Factor: the Journal Competition, Scientific Excellence or Fool's Game in Publishing Industry?

Wycliffe Wanzala
2018 COJ Reviews and Research  
Considering the origin and evolution of Impact Factor as an index metric measure for research journals and human malpractice nature, it is not prudent therefore for Impact Factor to be used to assess the  ...  Having known the malpractices of Editors -in -Chief to attain a high Impact Factors for their respective journals, is it worthwhile therefore, maintaining the Impact Factor as a proxy measure of quality  ...  The h metrics system in google scholar citations The h-matrics indices were suggested as an alternative for Impact Factor but they have their own disadvantages too and do not also merit.  ... 
doi:10.31031/cojrr.2018.01.000508 fatcat:wygbfcv6qvg5fll7agjmkazvi4

Journal Rankings in Sociology: Using the H Index with Google Scholar

Jerry A. Jacobs
2015 The American sociologist  
This paper proposes using a new metric, h, and new data, drawn from Google Scholar, for ranking sociology journals.  ...  Abstract This paper proposes using a new metric, h, and new data, drawn from Google Scholar, for ranking sociology journals.  ...  The journal rankings presented here are based on the h index and draw from the Google-Scholar data base.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12108-015-9292-7 fatcat:5hsll7hlfjcgrp6jaio4443bya

Evaluating Journal Quality: Is the H-Index a Better Measure Than Impact Factors?

David R. Hodge, Jeffrey R. Lacasse
2010 Research on social work practice  
Objectives: This study evaluates the utility of a new measure-the h-index-that may provide a more valid approach to evaluating journal quality in the social work profession.  ...  Conclusions: This evidence of convergent and discriminatory validity suggests that the h-index may have some utility in assessing social work journals.  ...  The H-index: An Alternative to Impact Factors Although recent in origin, the h-index has had a "spectacularly quick success" and has become a well-established tool for measuring scientific performance  ... 
doi:10.1177/1049731510369141 fatcat:g5tckprnejdzhpsiixtgrtayna

Using the h-index to measure the quality of journals in the field of business and management

John Mingers, Frederico Macri, Dan Petrovici
2012 Information Processing & Management  
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  ...  This paper considers the use of the h-index as a measure of a journal's research quality and contribution.  ...  The h-index or the impact factor? In this section we will argue that the h-index is a better citation-based metric for measuring the research contribution of a journal than the impact factor.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2011.03.009 fatcat:ih7o2zlckvfrnaym6csmo7nnzq

The Status of the Top Midwifery Journals Indexed In Scopus Database: The Journals' Social Impact vs. the Journals' Professional Impact

Reza BasirianJahromi, Shohreh SeyyedHosseini
2022 International journal of information science and management  
The current research aimed to investigate the relationship between altmetrics activity (social impact) and the quality of the maternity and midwifery journals (professional impact) indexed by Scopus in  ...  There was a positive and statistically significant relationship between the altmetrics activity of journals and their qualitative metrics.  ...  impact factor, h-index, etc.  ... 
doaj:d8d39579774c4c8c95d856fc10b53bd8 fatcat:63fy4wxhbvfydaxoneraubv7gq

Citations and thehindex of soil researchers and journals in the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar

Budiman Minasny, Alfred E. Hartemink, Alex McBratney, Ho-Jun Jang
2013 PeerJ  
We also investigated the relationship between journal's impact factor and Google Scholar's h5-index. The h5-index is a better measure of a journal's citation than the 2 or 5 year window impact factor.  ...  The h index in Google Scholar is on average 1.4 times larger than Web of Science, and the h index in Scopus is on average 1.1 times larger than Web of Science.  ...  Google Scholar also has measures of the journal's metric, the h5-index, which is the h index for articles published in that journal for the last five years.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.183 pmid:24167778 pmcid:PMC3807595 fatcat:i6ktgwtyprgstld2hzf4jgerca

Alternative metrics for measuring the quality of articles and journals

Richard Smith
2013 ecancermedicalscience  
The brutal truth is that it's easy to measure and pay attention to impact factors but hard to develop new metrics and have them widely accepted.  ...  The appearance of article level metrics, the many creative attempts to find new metrics, the attempts by funding bodies to measure social impact are, however, signals of change.  ...  So this is something like the H-index, a way of measuring the reputation/ impact/influence of an individual scientist.  ... 
doi:10.3332/ecancer.2013.ed18 pmid:24883087 pmcid:PMC4025494 fatcat:leiv2rze4vh5pknag242hednvy

Ranking marketing journals using the Google Scholar-based hg-index

Salim Moussa, Mourad Touzani
2010 Journal of Informetrics  
The applicability of this index is tested on data retrieved from Google Scholar on marketing journal articles published between 2003 and 2007.  ...  The authors investigate the relationship between the hg-ranking, ranking implied by Thomson Reuters' Journal Impact Factor for 2008, and rankings in previous citation-based studies of marketing journals  ...  Leo Egghe, and two anonymous reviewers for their detailed comments and constructive suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.joi.2009.10.001 fatcat:5enjt6kpnnh3xg5e5eq7d63cfy

Working with publication technology to make open access journals sustainable

Marcel Wrzesinski, Patrick Urs Riechert, Frédéric Dubois, Christian Katzenbach
2021 Zenodo  
This white paper explores in what ways advances in publication technology in the journal sector (e.g. the widespread use of content management and editorial systems) contributes to a more inclusive and  ...  Drawing on a study we did in Germany in 2019-2021, and for which we tested technical solutions together with the international, peer-reviewed diamond open access journal Internet Policy Review, we present  ...  Such difficulty in reliably being indexed by Google Scholar represents an infrastructural problem for small science journals.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4558781 fatcat:7gfjhweehres7f4yzlylwcugd4

Measuring economic journals' citation efficiency: a data envelopment analysis approach

George Emm Halkos, Nickolaos G. Tzeremes
2011 Scientometrics  
) in a DEA setting and in order to derive the ranking of 229 economic journals. 10 The results of the BCC model are available upon request. 11 We did the categorization in such a way in order to be comparable  ...  to the two main quality ranking reports as introduced by Kiel institute (which separates the journals into four categories from "A" to "D") and to ABS (which also separates economic and other discipline  ...  Cite Seer for computer and information science, SMEALSearch for academic business and RePEc for economics are discipline oriented databases while the majority of alternatives to ISI's JCR journal metrics  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-011-0421-y fatcat:3ckeoefwmvamjfpvli6oxqtbna
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