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Ranking scholarly outlets for information technology
2007, Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference (Hawaii 2007)
M G Bailey, JJ Ekstrom, C Helps, B M Lunt, David A Wood
Many well-established disciplines have a number of outlets for scholarly work, including archival journals, conference proceedings, periodicals, and others. These outlets are commonly known within the discipline, and many have an established reputation and even ranking. Faculty seeking to publish in one of these disciplines, and seeking to advance in rank and tenure status, are well served by knowing the most common scholarly outlets and their rankings. The relatively new discipline of Information Technology does not yet have a well established ranking of scholarly outlets. This paper presents the findings of a survey conducted among the members of the IT community about their perceptions of the quality of various journals and conference proceedings. The rankings of the 20 publications were not widely separated, ranging from 5.0 (of 5.0) for Computerworld, to 4.07 for Dr. Dobbs Journal. Likewise, the rankings of the seven conferences proceedings were also not widely separated, ranging from 4.97 for SIGITE, to 4.33 for SIGMetrics. Scholars and professionals in IT will be well served by this study, which is a first effort to establish the reputation and ranking of scholarly outlets in the IT discipline.
Bailey, M., J. J. Ekstrom, C. Helps, B. M. Lunts, and D. A. Wood (2007), Ranking Scholarly Outlets for Information Technology. Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference (Hawaii 2007).