nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2011‒03‒12
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Quantity versus Quality: What’s in a (Journal) Name? By David E. Giles

  1. By: David E. Giles (Department of Economics, University of Victoria)
    Abstract: We consider the relationship between the rankings and the title length of 159 academic economics journals. Although there is no significant association between these two metrics for the full sample of data, we find that a significant “bathtub” relationship between journal quality and title length emerges when the data are subjected to a rank correlation analysis over sub-samples.
    Keywords: Journal rankings; journal titles; impact factors; rank correlation
    JEL: A12 A23 C01 I23
    Date: 2011–02–28

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