How are the stocks (top journals) performing over a period of 28 years?

Sciencewatch has published the latest Journal Performance Indicators (JPI’s) for the field of business.  This chart shows which journals perform in the top over decades.  It shows that the very top of the field is very stable over a longer period.  Publishing in these top journals can be seen as a stable investment for researchers; it increases the possibility of a good citation yield.

The table below compares the citation impact of journals in the field of business as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 “impact factor,” as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period–in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal’s published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

Journals Ranked by Impact: Business
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Academy of Management Review
(6.13)
Administrative Science Quarterly
(9.83)
Administrative Science Quarterly
(89.77)
2 Academy of Management Journal
(6.08)
Academy of Management Journal
(9.79)
Academy of Management Review
(66.56)
3 Journal of Retailing
(4.10)
Academy of Management Review
(8.91)
Journal of Marketing
(53.84)
4 Journal of Marketing
(3.60)
Journal of Marketing
(8.72)
Academy of Management Journal
(50.48)
5 Strategic Management Journal
(3.34)
Strategic Management Journal
(7.07)
Strategic Management Journal
(46.01)
6 Marketing Science
(3.31)
Journal of Management
(6.35)
Journal of Consumer Research
(39.30)
7 Journal of Management
(3.08)
Marketing Science
(6.10 )
Journal of Marketing Research
(36.34)
8 Journal of International Business Studies
(2.99)
Journal of Consumer Psychology
(5.30)
Journal of Management
(28.14)
9 Administrative Science Quarterly
(2.85)
Journal of International Business Studies
(5.05)
Sloan Management Review
(20.38)
10 Journal of Consumer Psychology
(2.84)
Journal of Organizational Behavior
(4.85)
Marketing Science
(20.36)
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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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