An Assessment System for Rating Scientific Journals in the Field of Ergonomics and Human Factors

32 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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Jan Dul

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Waldemar Karwowski

University of Louisville - Center for Industrial Ergonomics

Date Written: 18 2003 6,

Abstract

A method for selecting and rating scientific and professional journals representing the discipline of ergonomics and human factors is proposed. The method is based upon the journal list, impact factors and citations provided by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI), and the journal list published in the Ergonomics Abstracts. Three groups of journals were distinguished. The "ergonomics journals" focus exclusively on ergonomics or human factors. The "related journals" focus on other disciplines than ergonomics or human factors, but regularly publish ergonomics/human factors papers. The "basic journals" focus on other technical, medical or social sciences than ergonomics, but are important for the development of ergonomics/human factors. Journal quality was rated using a maximum of four categories: top quality (A-level), high quality (B-level), good quality (C-level)) and professional (P-level). The above methods were applied to develop journal ratings for the year 2003. A total of 24 'ergonomics journals', 58 'related journals' and 142 'basic journals' were classified.

Keywords: scientific journals, rating, impact factor

JEL Classification: M, M11, D29, J24

Suggested Citation

Dul, Jan and Karwowski, Waldemar, An Assessment System for Rating Scientific Journals in the Field of Ergonomics and Human Factors (18 2003 6,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2003-048-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=423659

Jan Dul (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31 10 408 1719 (Phone)
+31 10 408 9014 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.rsm.nl/jdul

Waldemar Karwowski

University of Louisville - Center for Industrial Ergonomics ( email )

Lutz Hall, Room 445
Warnock Street
Louisville, KY 40208
United States

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