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Post-print of: Vanclay, JK 2012, 'Publication patterns of award-winning forest scientists and implications for the Australian ERA journal ranking', Journal of Informetics, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 19-26.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2011.08.003

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Abstract

Publication patterns of 79 forest scientists awarded major international forestry prizes during 1990–2010 were compared with the journal classification and ranking promoted as part of the ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ (ERA) by the Australian Research Council. The data revealed that these scientists exhibited an elite publication performance during the decade before and two decades following their first major award. An analysis of their 1703 articles in 431 journals revealed substantial differences between the journal choices of these elite scientists and the ERA classification and ranking of journals. Implications from these findings are that additional cross-classifications should be added for many journals, and there should be an adjustment to the ranking of several journals relevant to the ERA Field of Research classified as 0705 Forestry Sciences.

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Please note that the file uploaded on the SCU repository is the POST-PRINT of: Vanclay, JK 2012, 'Publication patterns of award-winning forest scientists and implications for the Australian ERA journal ranking', Journal of Informetics, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 19-26.

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Informetics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Informetics, [VOL 6, ISSUE 1, October 2011] DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2011.08.003

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