Exploiting Data Reliability and Fuzzy Clustering for Journal Ranking

Pan Su, Changjing Shang, Tianhua Chen, Qiang Shen

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

32 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)
188 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)


Journal impact indicators are widely accepted as possible measurements of academic journal quality. However, much debate has recently surrounded their use, and alternative journal impact evaluation techniques are desirable. Aggregation of multiple indicators offers a promising method to produce a more robust ranking result, avoiding the possible bias caused by the use of a single impact indicator. In this paper, fuzzy aggregation and fuzzy clustering, especially the Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) operators are exploited to aggregate the quality scores of academic journals that are obtained from different impact indicators. Also, a novel method for linguistic term-based fuzzy cluster grouping is proposed to rank academic journals. The work allows for the construction of distinctive fuzzy clusters of academic journals on the basis of their performance with respect to different journal impact indicators, which may be subsequently combined via the use of the OWA operators. Journals are ranked in relation to their memberships in the resulting combined fuzzy clusters. In particular, the nearest-neighbour guided aggregation operators are adopted to characterise the reliability of the indicators, and the fuzzy clustering mechanism is utilised to enhance the interpretability of the underlying ranking procedure. The ranking results of academic journals from six subjects are systematically compared with the outlet ranking used by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), demonstrating the significant potential of the proposed approach.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)1306-1319
Nifer y tudalennau14
CyfnodolynIEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Rhif cyhoeddi5
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar21 Medi 2016
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 31 Hyd 2017

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