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Developing a quality ranking for history journals in Australia

Cribb, Robert

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In 2010, the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment programme developed a controversial ranking of journals that was used as a proxy for the quality of the articles in those journals. The ranking was later abandoned because of serious practical and principled problems. The demand for ranking continues, however, from researchers and university managers. For Humanities disciplines, ranking has advantages over citation analysis, especially in assessing recent work. This article discusses...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCribb, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-14T05:41:15Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-0854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/157130
dc.description.abstractIn 2010, the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment programme developed a controversial ranking of journals that was used as a proxy for the quality of the articles in those journals. The ranking was later abandoned because of serious practical and principled problems. The demand for ranking continues, however, from researchers and university managers. For Humanities disciplines, ranking has advantages over citation analysis, especially in assessing recent work. This article discusses the emergence of journal ranking in Australia, especially as it has affected the discipline of History, and concludes by outlining how a ranking might responsibly be carried out.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2018 Australian Historical Association
dc.sourceHistory Australia
dc.titleDeveloping a quality ranking for history journals in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume15
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor210399 - Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor160511 - Research, Science and Technology Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9709953xPUB161
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCribb, Robert, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage591
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage611
local.identifier.doi10.1080/14490854.2018.1485506
local.identifier.absseo890404 - Publishing and Print Services (incl. Internet Publishing)
local.identifier.absseo940502 - Professions and Professionalisation
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:43:39Z
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