Efficiency analysis of forestry journals: suggestions for improving journals' quality

Konstantinos Petridis, Chrisovalantis Malesios, Garyfallos Arabatzis, Emmanuel Thanassoulis

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In this paper we attempt to assess the impact of journals in the field of forestry, in terms of bibliometric data, by providing an evaluation of forestry journals based on data envelopment analysis (DEA). In addition, based on the results of the conducted analysis, we provide suggestions for improving the impact of the journals in terms of widely accepted measures of journal citation impact, such as the journal impact factor (IF) and the journal h-index. More specifically, by modifying certain inputs associated with the productivity of forestry journals, we have illustrated how this method could be utilized to raise their efficiency, which in terms of research impact can then be translated into an increase of their bibliometric indices, such as the h-index, IF or eigenfactor score.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-521
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Informetrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


  • journal h-index
  • journal impact factor
  • DEA
  • forestry journals


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