Popularity or Prestige?: The Case of JASIST Rank

Akbulut M. , Akça S.

JOURNAL OF SCIENTOMETRIC RESEARCH, vol.6, pp.141-150, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5530/jscires.6.3.21
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-150


In this study, we ranked articles published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) between the years 2010-2015, based on their popularity and prestige (quality) with respect to the sources of the citations and their fields and for which each citation has a different weight. We defined the number of citations as reflecting an article's "popularity," and the relative status of the journal in which the article was cited as "prestige." As such, we also took the impact of published works into account in this relevance ranking. We compared our rankings with those in which only the journal impact factor (JIF) is considered. Our findings show that rankings in which prestige value is taken into account are more appropriate for the nature of the articles published in the JASIST.