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Table 3 Regression Results: Change in Journal Ranking and Publication Outcome

From: Journal rankings and publication strategy

  SJR indicator change quartile
  Bottom 25% Middle 50% Top 25%
  (4) (5) (6)
ABS15 0.2142 0.0040 − 0.3525**
  (0.1681) (0.1689) (0.0659)
2nd Version 15.2995*** 27.9762** 10.2691***
  (2.2197) (5.4976) (1.8428)
3rd Version 16.2446** 42.7049** 12.8057**
  (3.0794) (8.8069) (2.3713)
4th and subsequent 16.2446** 42.7049** 12.8057**
Version (3.0795) (8.8070) (2.3713)
Observations 43,143 43,143 43,143
R-squared 0.7828 0.7340 0.7319
  1. Notes: Dependent variables are publications in journals in a category described in the column title. Bottom 25% refers to the bottom quartile of the journal distribution ordered by the change in mean log SJR score between year 2010–2014 and 2005–2009. Middle 50% refers to the two middle quartiles of that distribution and Top 25% is the top quartile. The variable takes value 100 if a paper is published in a journal of that category and zero otherwise. ABS15 is a dummy variable that takes value one in years in which the ABS15 ranking is valid for the UK-based scholars, i.e. years 2015, 2016 and 2017. All regression specifications include paper age and paper fixed effects and the number of versions covariates. All standard errors are clustered at the age level. ***p < 0.001, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05