Ranking Journals in the Humanities: An Australian Case Study

East, J. W. (2006) Ranking Journals in the Humanities: An Australian Case Study. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 37 1: 3-16. doi:10.1080/00048623.2006.10755319

Author East, J. W.
Title Ranking Journals in the Humanities: An Australian Case Study
Journal name Australian Academic and Research Libraries   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8623
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00048623.2006.10755319
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 16
Total pages 14
Editor Professor Ross Harvey
Place of publication Wagga Wagga, NSW
Publisher School of Information Studies
Language eng
Subject C1
280101 Information Systems Organisation
700201 Library and related information services
Abstract This article reviews the methods commonly used to evaluate journals, looking particularly at indicators relevant to journals in the humanities. It then applies these methods to a sample of Australian humanities journals. The indicators used are: level of holdings in large overseas academic libraries, coverage in international databases, standards of refereeing. peer evaluation by researchers, and frequency of citation in ISI source journals. The results obtained from each indicator are compared to establish the validity of the indicators.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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