Management Journal Impact Factors 2009

20 June 2010 at 10:12 am 4 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

Eugene Garfield may not exactly be defunct, but it is entirely true that practical men, such as university presidents, deans, and department heads, are slaves of the Science Citation Index he created. In fact, so are the rest of us who have eagerly been waiting for the publication of the impact factors for 2009. They have just arrived and it is fascinating stuff. Here are a few immediate observations on the management IFs:

  • Abstracting from MIS Quarterly, the Strategic Management Journal is #3.
  • Journal of Management is, at #5 (and #4 if MIS Q is left out) cementing its position as a top journal.
  • Strategic Organization is up on #8!  Way to go, Joel and colleagues! But can you sustain that position?
  • Journal of International Business Studies has dropped a few positions but is still in the top-10.
  • Journal of Management Studies (#14) has emerged as a close competitior in terms of ranking to Organization Science (#12). It is the undisputed #1 Euro management journal (it has also just entered the Financial Times ranking).
  • Resarch Policy, which was among the top 10 only two years back, is now #22.
  • Management Science is now down to #24. There are management departmetns where this journal is considered A+.

Of course, we all know the many reasons why all this should be taken with more than the proverbial grain of salt.  For example, as Ram Mudambi points out (personal conversation), more and more journals play the impact factor game and force authors to cite recent papers in the journals, and reference lists grow longer and longer.  Perhaps Article Influence Scores represent the superior alternative.

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  • 1. Jon Bingen Sande  |  21 June 2010 at 7:46 am

    Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the IFs published at ISI. But I recently discovered this site, which is free access: http://www.scimagojr.com/index.php.

    They publish two-, three-, and four-year IFs based on the Elseviers Scopus database. IFs from different journals can be tracked and compared with each other over time.

    They also report a metric (Scimago Journal Rank) based on the formula behind the Google Page rank, which weights each citations by the centrality of the citing journal (as far I understand). For example, if an article is cited by an article published in AMR, it counts for more than if it is cited by an article published in Journal of Ignorable Contributions. (Is this something similar to Article Influence Score?).

    For each journal they also report the extent of self-citation over time, so it is easy to see if and when a journal apparently has decided to play the IF game or to stop playing it. For some journals, you can easily see that impact has not increased at all and that recent increases in IF are solely due to self-citation.

    My impression is that the IFs at Scimago are roughly similar to those at ISI, but they do deviate since they are based on a different database (as far as I understand a somewhat large database that includes more journals).

    Still, for those of us without access to IFs, this is site highly useful.

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  • 3. Prof. Dr. R. Gopal  |  7 January 2012 at 11:05 pm

    cAN ANY ONE LET ME KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING AN IMPACT FACTOR NO FOR A JOURNAL. WHICH ORGANIZATION EVALUATES THE IMPACT FACTOR
    wE PUBLISH TWO JOURNALS — DYPDBM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESEARCH JOURNAL AND ANOTHER ONE THE DYPDBM ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL.
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  • 4. Prarthana  |  21 March 2012 at 1:09 am

    We are hope to publish an index journal for our Department of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya. Please send me about the criteria should be followed when publish an index journal.
    Thank You

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