UNITED KINGDOM, July 2012 - Emerald Group Publishing Limited is delighted to announce the winners of its 2012 Citation of Excellence Awards. Now in their sixteenth year, these distinguished annual awards recognize the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world.
Emerald Management Reviews is a vast database of 300,000+ article abstracts from the top 300 management publications worldwide, as selected by an independent accreditation board of industry experts. Publications on the prestigious Emerald Management Reviews Coverage List include, for example, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.
While all publications on the list are already guaranteed to be of the highest quality, having been through a rigorous accreditation process, just 50 articles across the whole database are singled out for special praise and awarded a Citation of Excellence.
With 15,000 article abstracts added to the Emerald Management Reviews database annually, receiving a Citation of Excellence is an extraordinary achievement and represents one of the highest accolades that an author can achieve. Authors of the winning articles receive an official certificate and badge to display on their work. The award brings with it peer recognition and, frequently, increases in research funding.
A two-tier selection process
For 2012 Emerald has been working with Professor Anne-Wil Harzing, using the Publish or Perish software program (http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm) , to select the winners using a two-tier system based on citations and research impact, as follows:
• The number of citations received by each paper abstracted for Emerald Management Reviews over the previous three years has been analysed using Anne-Wil Harzing ‘s Publish or Perish citations analysis software, and separated into the main subject areas of management, economics and business. As papers need at least three years to accumulate citation data, the 2012 Awards have been selected from papers published in 2008.
• A shortlist of the most highly cited papers for each subject area was then assessed by our editorial judging panel, who chose the final top 50 best papers based on their research impact using Emerald’s Impact of Research quality criteria, (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/impact/index.htm) developed in conjunction with editors of over 250 Emerald journals.
Professor Anne-Wil Harzing, a recognized authority on journal quality and citation metrics, comments: “I am happy Emerald is using Publish or Perish to make their first selection for the Citation of Excellence Awards. Publish or Perish is based on Google Scholar data, which provide a more comprehensive assessment of research impact than traditional sources for citation data such as ISI and Scopus. As a result it better reflects Emerald's mission to publish work with a broader societal impact.”
A full list of the 2012 winners, as well as lists of previous winners, is available at:
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