About Archaeology Journal Publishing IX

Posted on June 3, 2011

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This post shows there is no correlation between journal prices and the Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR). The SJR works like a page rank algorithm and weights were citations of journal articles come from e.g. high cited paper/journals cites another paper/journal the ranking is weighted more. Unlike the Thomson Reutuer’s Impact Score this uses the Scorpus database and covers over 40 of the journals in this study. As before I compared the rankings of journals (list and scores here) against their price and price per page of English language journals:

SJR score against price per page of archaeology journal

SJR score against price per page of archaeology journal

SJR score against price per journal

SJR score against price per journal

Basically, the R2 between both commercial publishers’ and non-commercial publishers’ journals is so weak that is in effect no correlation between price and supposed quality of a archaeology journal.

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