McWilliams A, Siegel D, Van Fleet DD "Scholarly journals as producers of knowledge: Theory and empirical evidence based on data envelopment analysis" ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS 8 (2): 185-201 APR 2005
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Abagail McWilliams : abby at uic.edu
Authors need Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) which includes SSCI and JCR
impact factors to rank 40 journals in management science. Rank vs Performance
Title: Scholarly journals as producers of knowledge: Theory and empirical
evidence based on data envelopment analysis
Author(s): McWilliams A, Siegel D, Van Fleet DD
Source: ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH METHODS 8 (2): 185-201 APR 2005
Document Type: Article Language: English
Cited References: 35 \
There have been numerous studies that rank journals based on relative
quality. These have generally failed to address some important theoretical
and empirical issues relating to productivity. As an alternative, the
authors outline a theoretical framework in which an academic journal is
considered to be a "producer" of intellectual output. Using the field of
management as an example, the authors specify the inputs and outputs of the
production process and estimate the relative efficiency of journals using
Data Envelopment Analysis. The derived measures of relative productivity are
then used to develop a productivity ranking of journals. To explain why some
journals use inputs more efficiently than others, the authors regress the
estimates of relative efficiency on a set of managerial factors and suggest
means to increase relative efficiency. The authors find that increasing the
size of the editorial board and reducing both the subscription price and the
acceptance rate will enhance the relative performance of an academic journal.
Addresses: McWilliams A (reprint author), Univ Illinois, Coll Business Adm,
Chicago, IL USA
Univ Illinois, Coll Business Adm, Chicago, IL USA
Rensselaer Polytech Inst, Dept Econ, Troy, NY 12181 USA
Arizona State Univ W, Phoenix, AZ 85069 USA
Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
IDS Number: 909YW
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