A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in economics and business

Anne-Wil Harzing*, Ron van der Wal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We propose a new data source (Google Scholar) and metric (Hirsch's h-index) to assess journal impact in the field of economics and business. A systematic comparison between the Google Scholar h-index and the ISI Journal Impact Factor for a sample of 838 journals in economics and business shows that the former provides a more accurate and comprehensive measure of journal impact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CITATION ANALYSIS
  • BIBLIOMETRIC DATA
  • MANAGEMENT
  • RANKING
  • ISI

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In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 41-46.

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