Evaluating Operations Management-related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
We evaluate operations management–related journals based on a novel indicator of journal quality—the Author Affiliation Index (AAI). We explain the basic rationale behind the AAI, as well as its advantages and disadvantages with respect to other such indicators of journal quality. We provide a specific recipe for its calculation and apply it to 27 journals in which researchers in the field of operations management might wish to publish.
We compare the resulting journal rankings to those from published survey reports and citation analyses and test AAI for sensitivity to its inputs. We find the rankings from AAI to be consistent with other studies and to be robust with respect to changes in inputs.
Copyright © 2005, INFORMS
Gorman, Michael F. and Kanet, John J., "Evaluating Operations Management-related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index" (2005). MIS/OM/DS Faculty Publications. 38.