How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinary research : A comparison between Innovation Studies and Business & Management 1

@inproceedings{Rafols2014HowJR,
  title={How journal rankings can suppress interdisciplinary research : A comparison between Innovation Studies and Business & Management 1},
  author={Ismael Rafols and Loet Leydesdorff and Alice O’Hare and Paul Nightingale and Andy Stirling},
  year={2014}
}
This study provides quantitative evidence on how the use of journal rankings can disadvantage interdisciplinary research in research evaluations. Using publication and citation data, it compares the degree of interdisciplinarity and the research performance of a number of Innovation Studies units with that of leading Business & Management schools in the UK. On the basis of various mappings and metrics, this study shows that: (i) Innovation Studies units are consistently more interdisciplinary… CONTINUE READING
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