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Criminal Justice/Criminology Journal Rankings - ASC (American Society of Criminology) Versus ACJS (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences)

NCJ Number
Journal of Criminal Justice Volume: 11 Issue: 4 Dated: (1983) Pages: 369-375
K E Winker
Date Published
7 pages
This note analyzes the perceived prestige rankings of selected criminal justice/criminology journals comparing samples from the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).
The results indicate that inter- and intrasample comparisons show little agreement with regard to the rankings along both quality and consistency dimensions. However, a closer analysis shows that no significant differences were found between the journal mean weights assigned by members of ASC and ACJS. It is argued that research into journal prestige is important for researchers, authors, editors, and publishers of journals, as well as the consumers of journals. (Author abstract)