How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinary research. A comparison between Innovation Studies and Business & Management

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Rafols, Ismael; Leydesdorff, Loet; O'Hare, Alice; Nightingale, Paul; Stirling, Andy;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2012.01.017, doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.015, handle: 10261/52793
  • Subject: Innovation | research forecasting | Physics - Physics and Society | science map | H | Computer Science - Digital Libraries | Interdisciplinary | Interdisciplinary, Evaluation, Ranking, Innovation, Bibliometrics, REF | Evaluation | recycling trends | tech mining | Bibliometrics | Research assessment | Ranking
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:O30

This study provides quantitative evidence on how the use of journal rankings can disadvantage interdisciplinary research in research evaluations. Using publication and citation data, it compares the degree of interdisciplinarity and the research performance of a number ... View more
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