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Title: Influence ratio : an alternate means to assess the relative influence of hospitality and tourism journals on research
Authors: McKercher, B 
Keywords: Journal influence
Influence ratio
Citations
Bibliometrics
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2012, v. 31, no. 3, p. 962-971 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: This paper proposes an alternative metric to assess the relative influence journals have on research by using an influence ratio measure. Hospitality and tourism journals are used as a case study. Influence ratio enables a suite of journals to be evaluated through the calculation of a score for each journal that reflects the share of citations and the share of papers it produces against all citations and all papers in the set. A higher influence ratio score signifies that a journal is proportionately more influential, for it generates a greater share of citations than the share of papers published would suggest. The study evaluated three sets of hospitality and tourism journals (17 hospitality, 41 tourism and a combined set of 54 hospitality and tourism journals). The study illustrates the efficacy of using the influence ratio metric. A small number of journals in each field play a disproportionately strong influence in informing scholarship, with a long tail of relatively less influential journals observed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/26150
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.11.004
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