Evaluation of Sociology Journals: Reflections after a Tight Debate

Author/s Maurizio Ambrosini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/100 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 91-96 File size 581 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2013-100009
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The article examines the debate on the evaluation of Sociology Journals, which has in recent years become quite heated. It discusses the issues related to the use of bibliometric criteria: the relationship between circulation and quality; the transition from individual to collective; the objectivity of evaluation procedures; the reliability of the available bibliometric criteria. It concludes that bibliometric indicators can be useful instruments in the evaluation on the scientific journals. It suggests, however, that it is important to consider other criteria as well: editorial continuity and circulation; accreditation based both on the composition of the organisms that guide and produce the journals, and on the process of anonymous revision; finally, the effective internationalization, expressed in terms of impact of foreign articles. Andrea Bixio, Noterelle sull’irrazionalità: l’attuale sistema di abilitazione (Notes on Irrationality: the Current System of Qualification) The essay presents considerations on the logic of some of the current regulations of examinations for certification, indicating the elements irrationality contained within

Maurizio Ambrosini, La valutazione delle riviste sociologiche: riflessioni a valle di un serrato dibattito in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 100/2013, pp 91-96, DOI: 10.3280/SR2013-100009