Journal ranking and the dreams of academics

John W. Lamp (School of Information Systems, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Publication date: 7 August 2009



The purpose of this article is to review and comment on the Australian Government's entry into the journal ranking domain.


A review and reflection on the approach and potential impact of the direction taken.


This project is arguably the largest of its type and the effects on academic publishing and the survival of journals could be far reaching.


The article draws together current material on the Australian Government's activities and provides details of the scope of the journal ranking project.



Lamp, J.W. (2009), "Journal ranking and the dreams of academics", Online Information Review, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 827-830.

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