This paper examines the novelty and usefulness of two new journal performance metrics, namely the Eigenfactor Score and Article Influence Score, using ISI data for 2009 for the 200 most highly cited journals in each of the sciences and social sciences, and compares them with existing ISI metrics, namely Total Citations and the 5-year Impact Factor (5YIF) of a journal. It is shown that the sciences and social sciences are different in terms of the strength of the relationship of journal performance metrics, although the actual relationships are very similar.

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Keywords 5-year impact factor (5YIF), article influence score, eigenfactor score, journal performance metrics, total citations
JEL Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines (jel A12)
Publisher Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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Chang, C-L, McAleer, M.J, & Oxley, L. (2010). Article Influence Score = 5YIF divided by 2 (No. EI 2010-43). Report / Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam (pp. 1–10). Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). Retrieved from