A Citation Analysis of the ACSC 2006-2008 Proceedings, with Reference to the CORE Conference and Journal Rankings

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Australian Computer Society Inc.
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Conference Proceeding
Citation:
32nd Australasian Computer Science Conference: Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, 2009, pp. 7 - 16
Issue Date:
2009-01
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Abstract: This paper compares the CORE rankings of computing conferences and journals to the frequency of citation of those journals and conferences in the Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC) 2006, 2007 and 2008 proceedings. The assumption underlying this study is that there should be a positive relationship between citation rates and the CORE rankings. Our analysis shows that the CORE rankings broadly reflect the ACSC citations, but with some anomalies. While these anomalies might be minor in the larger scheme of things, anomalies need to be addressed, as the careers of individual academics may depend upon it. Rankings are probably here to stay, and this paper ends with some suggestions on how the rankings process should now evolve, so that it becomes more transparent.
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