How do statisticians perceive statistics journals?

Vasilios Theoharakis, Mary Skordia

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Abstract

Since researchers and academic institutions are increasingly evaluated based on their publication record in peer reviewed journals, it is crucial to assess how the statistics community perceives statistics journals. This study presents four subjective quality metrics of statistics journals as expressed by different segments of statisticians. Based on a worldwide sample of 2,190 statisticians, our findings indicate that the research interest and geographic origin of the researcher have a significant impact on journal perceptions, which are highly correlated with a journal's total number of citations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Statistician
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003

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Keywords

  • publication record
  • peer reviewed journals
  • statistics community
  • statistics journals
  • subjective quality metrics
  • research interest
  • geographic origin
  • journal perceptions
  • citations

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