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Ranking Disciplinary Journals with the Google Scholar H-index

Title: Ranking Disciplinary Journals with the Google Scholar H-index: A New Tool for Constructing Cases for Tenure, Promotion, and Other Professional Decisions.
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Name(s): Hodge, David R., author
Lacasse, Jeffrey R., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Given the importance of journal rankings to tenure, promotion, and other professional decisions, this study examines a new method for ranking social work journals. The Google Scholar h-index correlated highly with the current "gold standard" for measuring journal quality, Thomson ISI impact factors, but provided data for over four times as many disciplinary journals. Eighty disciplinary periodicals are identified and ranked using the Google Scholar h-index. The vast majority of these were ranked higher than the lowest ranked social work journal indexed by Thomson ISI. While the results hold salience for many professional stakeholders, they may be of particular interest to faculty who publish in disciplinary journals not indexed by Thomson ISI. The Google Scholar h-index provides faculty with an additional tool to document the quality of the venues in which they publish.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0054 (IID), 10.5175/JSWE.2011.201000024 (DOI)
Keywords: Google Scholar H-index; Impact Factors; Journal Rankings; Bibliometrics; G-index
Citation: David R. Hodge & Jeffrey R. Lacasse (2011). RANKING DISCIPLINARY JOURNALS WITH THE GOOGLE SCHOLAR H-INDEX: A NEW TOOL FOR CONSTRUCTING CASES FOR TENURE, PROMOTION, AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL DECISIONS, Journal of Social Work Education, 47:3, 579-596.
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.5175/JSWE.2011.201000024
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0054
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Social Work Education.
Issue: 3, 47

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Hodge, D. R., & Lacasse, J. R. (2013). Ranking Disciplinary Journals with the Google Scholar H-index: A New Tool for Constructing Cases for Tenure, Promotion, and Other Professional Decisions. Journal Of Social Work Education. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5175/JSWE.2011.201000024