Measuring the Competitive Pressure of Academic Journals and the Competitive Intensity within Subjects


A journal’s impact and similarity with rivals is closely related to its competitive intensity. A subject area can be considered as an ecological system of journals, and can then be measured using the competitive intensity concept from plant systems. Based on Journal Citation Reports data from 1997, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2013, we calculated the mutual… (More)


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