Ranking Journals in Sociology, Education, and Public Administration by Social Choice Theory Methods

  • Fuad T. Aleskerov
  • Anna M. BoriskovaEmail author
  • Vladimir V. Pislyakov
  • Vyacheslav I. Yakuba
Part of the Static & Dynamic Game Theory: Foundations & Applications book series (SDGTFA)


An analysis of journals’ rankings based on five commonly used bibliometric indicators (impact factor, article influence score, SNIP, SJR, and H-index) has been conducted. It is shown that despite the high correlation, these single-indicator-based rankings are not identical. Therefore, new approach to ranking academic journals is proposed based on the aggregation of single bibliometric indicators using several ordinal aggregation procedures. In particular, we use the threshold procedure, which allows to reduce opportunities for manipulations.


Bibliometrics Journal rankings Ordinal aggregation procedures Threshold procedure 



This study comprises research findings from the “Constructing Rankings by Social Choice methods” project (grant No 12-05-0036, years 2012–2013) carried out within The National Research University Higher School of Economics’ Academic Fund Program. The work was partially financed by the International Laboratory of Decision Choice and Analysis (DeCAn Lab) as a part of project 93.0 (2013) within the Program for Fundamental Research of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fuad T. Aleskerov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anna M. Boriskova
    • 3
    Email author
  • Vladimir V. Pislyakov
    • 1
  • Vyacheslav I. Yakuba
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia
  3. 3.International Laboratory of Decision Choice and AnalysisNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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