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ERIC Number: EJ992086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Ranking Journals in the Humanities: An Australian Case Study
East, John W.
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v37 n1 p3-16 Mar 2006
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. (Contains 2 tables and 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia