Australian Library and Information Studies (LIS) researchers' ranking of LIS journals
Smith, Kerry & Middleton, Michael R. (2009) Australian Library and Information Studies (LIS) researchers' ranking of LIS journals. Australian Academic & Research Libraries (AARL), 40(1), pp. 1-21.
The paper describes the processes and the outcomes of the ranking of LIS journal titles by Australia’s LIS researchers during 2007-8, firstly through the Australian federal government’s Research Quality Framework (RQF) process and then its replacement, the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. The requirement to rank the journals titles used came from discussions held at the RQF panel meeting held in February 2007 in Canberra, Australia. While it was recognised that the Web of Science (formerly ISI) journal impact approach of journal acceptance for measures of research quality and impact might not work for LIS, it was apparent that this model would be the default if no other ranking of journal titles became apparent. Although an increasing number of LIS and related discipline journals were appearing in the Web of Science listed rankings, the number was few and it was thus decided by the Australian LIS research community to undertake the ranking exercise.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Journal ranking, Research, Library and Information studies, Australia, ERA|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified (080799)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Information Systems|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Kerry Smith & Michael R. Middleton|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2011 21:18|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 09:32|
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