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“Who Is the ‘Journal Grand Master’? A New Ranking Based on the Elo Rating System”
CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6259. In this paper we transfer the Elo rating system, which is widely accepted in chess, sports and other disciplines, to rank scientific journals. The advantage of the Elo system is the explicit consideration of the factor time or the history of a journal’s performance. Most other rankings that are commonly applied neglect this fact. The Elo ranking approach can easily be applied to any metric, published on a regular basis, to rank journals. We illustrate the approach using the SNIP indicator based on citation data from Scopus. Our balanced panel consists of 7,748 journals from many scientific fields for the period from 1999 to 2015.
Healthcare Financial Management
- Publication Outlets for Healthcare Financial Research: A Study of Journal Quality Perceptions. Publications in high quality journals often serve to indicate research productivity. However, many top-rated journals infrequently publish cross-disciplinary topics such as healthcare financial management (HFM). So HFM researchers find it challenging to demonstrate the quality of their work. Journals open to publishing HFM articles are distributed across multiple disciplines. Each field has its own journal rankings typically focused on their primary subject area, rather than subdisciplines. Starting with prior literature, we form a broad-based journal list and solicit preliminary input from editors, associated editors, reviewers, and authors. We then solicit confirmatory ranking input from independent researchers in a holdout sample.