Quotation Theußl, Stefan. 2008. Journal Ratings and their Consensus Ranking. Operations Research 2008, Augsburg, Deutschland, 03.09.-05.09.




Establishing a consensus journal ranking is important for having a unique scale for measuring the outcome of research activities. In this paper we explore the possibility of deriving consensus rankings by solving consensus optimization problems, characterizing consensus rankings as suitable complete order relations minimizing the average Kemeny- Snell distance to the individual rankings. This optimization problem can be expressed as a binary programming problem which can typically be solved reasonably effciently. We present consensus rankings of a subset of the Harzing journal quality list derived using the commercial mathematical programming solver CPLEX. Furthermore, we com- pared the results to three open source mixed integer linear programming solvers namely COIN-OR SYMPHONY, the GNU Linear Programming Kit (GLPK) and lp solve.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Journal Ratings and their Consensus Ranking
Event Operations Research 2008
Year 2008
Date 03.09.-05.09
Country Germany
Location Augsburg
URL http://www.wiwi.uni-augsburg.de/or2008/


Theußl, Stefan (Former researcher)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
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