Lee, FS; Cronin, BC; McConnell, S; Dean, E. 2010. Research Quality Rankings of Heterodox Economic Journals in a Contested Discipline. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY 69 (5): 1409-1452
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Lee, FS; Cronin, BC; McConnell, S; Dean, E. 2010. Research Quality Rankings of
Heterodox Economic Journals in a Contested Discipline. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF
ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY 69 (5): 1409-1452.
Author Full Name(s): Lee, Frederic S.; Cronin, Bruce C.; McConnell, Scott;
Document Type: Article
KeyWords Plus: IMPACT FACTORS; COMMUNICATION; BIBLIOMETRICS;
Abstract: P>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.
Addresses: [Lee, Frederic S.; McConnell, Scott; Dean, Erik] Univ Missouri, Dept
Econ, Kansas City, MO 64110 USA; [Cronin, Bruce C.] Univ Greenwich, Sch
Business, Dept Int Business, London SE10 9LS, England
Reprint Address: Lee, FS, Univ Missouri, Dept Econ, 211 Haag Hall,5100 Rockhill
Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110 USA.
E-mail Address: leefs at umkc.edu; c.b.cronin at greenwich.ac.uk
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