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"They can't read, but they sure can count": Flawed rules of the journal rankings game

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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this short paper is to focus on the parallel games of journal rankings and citation counts. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper analyses journal ranking and citation procedures. Findings ‐ Journal rankings can often reflect personal bias, and therefore can be flawed. Originality/value ‐ The paper highlights the differences in ranking journals and citations, globally.
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Keywords: Product positioning; Serials; Social status

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-11-21

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