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

George Emm Halkos, Nickolaos G. Tzeremes
2011 Scientometrics  
This paper by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and statistical inference evaluates the citation performance of 229 economic journals. The paper categorizes the journals into four main categories (A to D) based on their efficiency levels. The results are then compared to the 27 "core economic journals" as introduced by Dimond (1989). The results reveal that after more than twenty years Diamonds' list of "core economic journals" is still valid. Finally, for the first time the paper uses data
more » ... from four well-known databases (SSCI, Scopus, RePEc, Econlit) and two quality ranking reports (Kiel Institute internals ranking and ABS quality ranking report) 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 journals into four quality categories from 1 to 4)
doi:10.1007/s11192-011-0421-y fatcat:3ckeoefwmvamjfpvli6oxqtbna