Expert-Driven and Citational Approaches to Assessing Journal Publications of Brazilian Political Scientists

Lorena Guadalupe Barberia, Danilo Praxedes Barboza & Samuel Ralize Godoy
In this study, we seek to contribute to discussions on how the quality of academic production in the field of political science should be evaluated using Brazil as a case study. We contrast the 'expert-driven approach' that is followed by CAPES, an agency of the Brazilian federal government with the 'citational' approach, which is based on the ranking of journals by mainstream indices of scientific research impact. With data provided by CAPES from 2010 to...
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