New development: our hate-love relationship with publication metrics

Jan van Helden, Daniela Argento

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This article discusses the increasing importance of publication metrics in research. Four themes are addressed: the impact of journal metrics on issues like research funding and tenure; the unintended consequences of these metrics; whether the niche domain of public sector accounting journals is threatened by these metrics; and how researchers can best deal with the mania surrounding journal metrics. This article is part of an ongoing and larger research project about the identity shift of public sector accounting researchers due to an increasing importance of publication metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number2
Early online date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Economics and Business (502)


  • Coping strategies
  • H-index
  • intended and unintended consequences
  • journal impact factor
  • journal metrics
  • journal ranking
  • top journals


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