publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Exploring the influence of scientific journal ranking on publication performance in the Hungarian social sciences: the case of law and economics

Péter Sasvári; András Nemeslaki; László Duma;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Mar 2019
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Using a case study of the Economic and Law Department of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, we find that domestic rankings greatly distort researchers’ publication preferences. This finding is contrary to the importance of international journal rankings, such as the SCOPUS Scimago journal ranking or the Web of Science Impact Factor. We found inconsistencies between international and domestic standards and differences between the eight committees of the academic department. Based on an exploratory empirical analysis of 4213 journals spanning eight different scientific committees of social science areas (business, law, demography, sociology, regional studies, worl...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, Political science, Military science, Impact factor, Academic department, Scientometrics, Mainstream, Ranking, Social science, Journal ranking, Scopus
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