ERIC Number: EJ1127343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
How Is HRD Doing in Research and Publications? An Assessment of Journals by AHRD (2005-2011)
Sun, Judy; Wang, Greg G.
European Journal of Training and Development, v37 n8 p696-712 2013
Purpose: This study aims to examine human resource development (HRD) research as represented by the citations to the publications in the four journals sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) from 2005 to 2011. Design/methodology/approach: The authors collected citation data from Google Scholar (GS) using Publish or Perish 3 (PoP3) and compared the four journals on the metrics of h, hc, g, e and other Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) commonly reported indexes. Findings: Citation data during the seven-year period provided an overall picture on the status of HRD research and publications. It showed that while HRD journals have made impressive research impact by generating worldwide scholarly citations in multiple languages, additional effort in improving the quality and the impact of research and publications is needed. Research limitations/implications: This study offers new insights on a number of important issues related to HRD research assessment, research quality, journal impact and editorial performance. Originality/value: This is an initial effort in the HRD literature that comprehensively analyzes and compares the four AHRD journals. It offers new insights on the assessment of HRD research and journal impact.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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