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Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between the journal rankings reported in five previous studies and the journal rankings based on citationbased indices for journal quality. The comparison results suggest that journal rankings derived based on citation analysis and from IS researchers’ perceptions of journal quality are only moderately consistent. Additionally, this consistency for IS research journals is significantly higher than that for allied discipline research journals. Thus, ranking both IS research journals and allied discipline research journals together as one long journal list may lead to incorrect evaluation of quality of allied discipline research journals and of the IS articles published within.

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