Eigenvalues for journals

A while back Ola Nordal wrote about journal ranking in his blog, referring to a website called eigenfactors.org. The point is to rank journals based on two factors:

  • Eigenfactor Score (EF): “A measure of the overall value provided by all of the articles published in a given journal in a year”.
  • Article Influence Score (AI): “a measure of a journal’s prestige based on per article citations and comparable to Impact Factor”.

Not surprisingly, natural science/medicine journals based in the US are on most of the top 10 lists. Ola found that historical journals are way down on the list. But what about some music journals? As expected the figures are low. Here are some figures based on papers from 2008:


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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.