Handelsblatt ranking and journal quality: a cautionary note

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    I provide a brief discussion of the Handelsblatt ranking by focusing on its journal quality weights. I summarize the methodology underlying journals’ prestige measure, which is derived from their citation networks, and discuss its strengths and shortcomings. Although I agree that Handelsblatt ranking provides a great service to the profession, that same profession needs to be rather careful not to overemphasize the journal quality weights.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)516-522
    Number of pages7
    JournalGerman Economic Review
    Issue number4
    Early online date31 Aug 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


    • Research Ranking
    • Handelsblatt
    • Evaluation
    • Scientificc Productivity


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