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Thomson Reuters Web of Science- C (WOS) and the journal impact factor

  • The purpose of our study is to identify the most influential authors who pub-
  • lished in the Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) between 1989 and 2010 using
  • citations as our primary indicator of author influence. Extant citation studies
  • concerning the JRI are at the journal level rather than the author level or they
  • examine citations appearing in JRI articles rather than citations to JRI articles.
  • Our study examines articles published in the JRI from 1989 to 2010 and the
  • citations to these articles from 1989 to 2014 reported in Thomson Reuters Web of
  • Science (WOS). This approach is consistent with the method used by WOS to
  • calculate journal impact factors. Our study presents a variety of author produc-
  • tivity measures based on JRI publication activity and citations to JRI articles.
  • The top 50 authors are ranked and identified for each metric.
  • INTRODUCTION
  • The Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) is widely considered the premier scholarly jour-
  • nal specializing in risk and insurance research (Weiss and Qiu, 2008; Chan and Liano,
  • 2009). Risk management and insurance (RMI) faculty are often evaluated and bench-
  • marked relative to other RMI faculty, or peers, based on the quality and quantity of
  • their research publications and their research impact as measured by citations to their
  • published research. A commonly used metric of journal quality is listing of the journal in
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science-
  • C (WOS) and the journal impact factor based on citations
  • in WOS-listed journals.1 The use of the WOS listing status, WOS journal impact factors,
  • publication activity, and citation count in faculty annual performance reviews, t

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