My department wants to use the ranking in the P&T process, in our promotional
materials and (or) in promoting prolific faculty members. The
format for the citation is similar to what is typically used for web sites:
2. Will other journals be added? Currently, this is the AIS Senior Scholars' basket of journals, as noted on the site. At this time, there is no plan to expand the journal list.
3. Will data before 1990 be added? Data through 1990 are entered and available for searches and rankings. There is no plan to add older data.
4. When will all the 2012 data be available? The data through 2011 are entered and available for searches and rankings. Data for 2012 are being entered and will be available no later than Feb 2013.
5. What does the score or adjusted score mean? It is way of distributing credit to different authors of a multi-authored paper. It is 1/n where n is the number of authors. Please see the "calculations" page of the site where this is described.
6. Are editorials excluded? As noted in the "Contacts" page, only peer-reviewed articles are included. Consequently, editorials are excluded.
7. Are opinion (e.g., "Issues and Opinions" at MIS Quarterly) papers excluded? Not usually. If it is clear from either the journal web site or the paper itself that paper was subject to a review process, it has been included. In some cases where this assessment is nebulous, a call has been made about inclusion/exclusion. If you are an author or editor and can speak to any particular paper to help correct our data, it would be most welcome and appreciated.
8. What if I find errors in the entry? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as possible.
9. How frequently are error corrections incorporated into the database? About once every 1-2 months in a batch.