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Research quality rankings of heterodox economic journals in a contested dscipline

Research quality rankings of heterodox economic journals in a contested dscipline

Lee, Frederick S., Cronin, Bruce C., McConnell, Scott and Dean, Erik (2010) Research quality rankings of heterodox economic journals in a contested dscipline. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69 (5). pp. 1409-1452. ISSN 0002-9246 (Print), 1536-7150 (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1536-7150.2010.00751.x)

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Abstract

This article argues that the discipline of economics consists of two subdisciplines: heterodox and mainstream economics. Being distinct bodies of knowledge, it is possible that the processes of building scientific knowledge are different enough so to generate distinctly different referencing and citation practices. Therefore, a specific impact contribution score is necessary for ranking heterodox journals in terms of their contribution to building heterodox economics. If properly developed such a metric could also be used to produce a single overall quality-equality ranking of mainstream and heterodox journals. Utilizing citation data and peer evaluations of 62 heterodox economics journals, a research quality measure is developed and then used to rank the journals. The measure is then used in conjunction with the SSCI five-year impact factor to produce a comparative research quality-equality rankings of the 62 heterodox and the 192 mainstream journals in the SSCI.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 16 November 2010. [2] Published in print: November 2010. [3] Published as: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, (2010), Vol. 69, (5), pp. 1409–1452. [4] American Journal of Economics and Sociology is published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. on behalf of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc. [5] This paper also appears as one chapter of the book Evaluating Economic Research in a Contested Discipline: Ranking, Pluralism, and the Future of Heterodox Economics published in February 2011 edited by Frederic S. Lee and Wolfram Elsner - https://gala.gre.ac.uk/cgi/users/home?screen=EPrint::View&eprintid=4307
Uncontrolled Keywords: citation analysis, network analysis, SNA, heterodox economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4078

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