Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Communications of the ACM, Volume 53, Issue 11, p.124-132 (2010)
Keywords:citation analysis; google scholar; impact factor; GS IF; ISI; computer science
Citations represent a trustworthy measure of CS research quality—whether in articles in conference proceedings or in CS journals. The traditional CS emphasis on publishing in conference proceedings could hurt CS researchers in evaluations based on the ISI Web of Knowledge. leading conference proceedings compare favourably to mid-ranking journals, surpassing journals in the bottom half of the traditional ISI Web of Knowledge impact ranking. The commonly held view that conference rejection rates are a good proxy for conference quality did not hold up to scrutiny in this study.