Evaluating the Citations of Information Systems Journals in Wikipedia

Huijing Deng, Yi Liu
2017 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems  
Journals from Information Systems field have been evaluated based on several approaches, such as expert assessment or bibliometric measures. These approaches assess the academic quality of journals and rank them accordingly. However, the quality of these journals beyond academia has not been investigated extensively. In this study, we aim to evaluate Information Systems Journals based on their number of citations on Wikipedia, which is the platform for public audience to gain knowledge. Our
more » ... iminary findings show that the citations of papers published in IS journals by Wikipedia articles are few. The best two journals, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, have relatively higher number of citations compared with other journals. Academic expert assessment and bibliometric measures generally indicate similar results with Wikipedia citations.
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