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A quantitative evaluation of the relative status of journal and conference publications in computer science.

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Show simple item record Coyle, Lorcan Freyne, Jill Smyth, Barry Cunningham, Padraig 2012-01-17T16:40:36Z 2012-01-17T16:40:36Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While it is universally held by computer scientists that conference publications have a higher status in computer science than in other disciplines there is little quantitative evidence in support of this position. The importance of journal publications in academic promotion makes this a big issue since a focus on journal papers only will miss many signi cant papers published at conferences in computer science. In this paper we set out to quantify the relative importance of journal and conference papers in computer science. We show that computer science papers in leading conferences match the impact of papers in mid-ranking journals and surpass the impact of papers in journals in the bottom half of the ISI rankings { when impact is measured by citations in Google Scholar. We also show that there is a poor correlation between this measure of impact and conference acceptance rates. This indicates that conference publication is an ine cient market where venues that are equally challenging in terms of rejection rates o er quite di erent returns in terms of citation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Communications of the ACM;Vol:52 Pt:9
dc.rights "© ACM, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Communications of the ACM. en_US
dc.subject computer science en_US
dc.subject conference publications en_US
dc.title A quantitative evaluation of the relative status of journal and conference publications in computer science. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/1839676.1839701
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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