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Heterodox economic journal rankings revisited

Heterodox economic journal rankings revisited

Cronin, Bruce ORCID: 0000-0002-3776-8924 (2020) Heterodox economic journal rankings revisited. In: Hermann, Arturo and Mouatt, Simon, (eds.) Contemporary issues in heterodox economics: implications for theory and policy action. Routledge, Arbingdon-on-Thames, UK, pp. 231-258. ISBN 978-0367365042 (In Press)

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In 2010 Frederic Lee and Bruce Cronin published an influential ranking of heterodox economic journals, combining traditional citation impact factors with network metrics to indicate a journal's contribution to distinguishing heterodox economics as an academic field distinct from orthodox economics.

Since 2010, and particularly in the context of the global financial crisis and great recession, heterodox economics has further consolidated as a distinctive academic field. At the same time, there has been a growing critique of the limitations of traditional citation impact factors as indicators of quality, including the great reductionism inherent in the method, the greatly variation in citation practices from discipline to discipline and the limited conception of academic interaction and collaboration modeled.

In this paper I revisit the Lee-Cronin (2010) rankings, updating the metrics and comparing these to an alternative model drawing on recent developments in subject-normalized journal impact factors. I argue that a strong case remains for conceiving heterodox economics as a distinct academic field and consider the implications for institutionalization of the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: heterodox economics, journal ranking, bibliometrics, social network analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
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