The authorship and internationality of Industrial Engineering journals

Chiang Kao

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This paper surveys 32 renowned Industrial Engineering (IE) journals with regard to authorship for the period of 1996-2005. The findings show that the USA was the top contributing country, accounting for approximately one-third of the total number of articles. The 80/20 rule and the entropy measure consistently identify Issues in Science and Technology (IST), Industrial Engineer (IE), and R&D Magazine (RDM) as journals of high country concentration, or journals of low internationality. Conversely, Journal of Materials Processing Technology (JMPT), Production Planning & Control (PPC), and Technovation (TNV) have the highest degree of country diversity, or internationality. The quality of a journal, as expressed by impact factors, its internationality, and its number of articles published, are found to be independent of each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-136
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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