A Scientometric Study of the Perceived Quality of Business and Technical Communication Journals

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (IEEETPC), Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 352-378, 2007

28 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2007 Last revised: 25 Aug 2009

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Paul Benjamin Lowry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business

Sean Humphreys

Brigham Young University - Department of Information Systems

Jason Malwitz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Joshua Nix

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

In this paper, from an academic perspective, we present the perceived quality ratings of business and technical communication journals. Through a survey of academic experts, we asked respondents to rate the top overall journals, business communication journals, technical communication journals, and the top journals from a technology perspective. In addition, we asked respondents to list the journals that they read most frequently. We analyzed the results by breaking down the rankings into world regions and academic departments. The top-three overall journals for all regions are Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Journal of Business Communication, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Importantly, differences by world region and academic department type were found in all these rankings. These results can support researchers worldwide by helping them target their publishing efforts to journals that have the best fit with their business and technical communication discipline, world region, and academic home.

Keywords: Business communication, journal influence, journal quality, journal rankings, journal survey, professional communication, scientometrics, technical communication, technology-based communication

Suggested Citation

Lowry, Paul Benjamin and Humphreys, Sean and Malwitz, Jason and Nix, Joshua, A Scientometric Study of the Perceived Quality of Business and Technical Communication Journals. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (IEEETPC), Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 352-378, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021608

Paul Benjamin Lowry (Contact Author)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Pamplin College of Business ( email )

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Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Sean Humphreys

Brigham Young University - Department of Information Systems ( email )

510 Tanner Building
Marriott School
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Jason Malwitz

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Joshua Nix

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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