We present the results of 2 studies, a citation-based study and an opinion-based study, that ranked the relative quality of 20 English-language journals that exclusively or extensively publish mathematics education research. We further disaggregate the opinion-based data to provide insights into variations in judgment of journal quality based on geographic location, journal affiliations and publishing records, and experience in the field. We also report factors that survey respondents indicated were important indicators of journal quality. Finally, we compare our results to previous related rankings and conclude by discussing how our results might inform authors, editors, and evaluators in their efforts to publish and recognize quality research in mathematics education.
Steven R. Williams and Keith R. Leatham
Ryan Andrew Nivens and Samuel Otten
In this Research Commentary, we describe 3 journal metrics–the Web of Science's Impact Factor, Scopus's SCImago Journal Rank, and Google Scholar Metrics' h5-index—and compile the rankings (if they exist) for 69 mathematics education journals. We then discuss 2 paths that the mathematics education community should consider with regard to these citation-based metrics of journal quality: either working within the system to enhance our positioning or resisting or modifying the system itself.
M. Kathleen Heid
Mathematics Education , 40 ( 5 ), 474 – 476 . 8. Nivens , R. A. , & Otten , S. ( 2017 ). Assessing journal quality in mathematics education . Journal for Research in Mathematics Education , 48 ( 4 ), 348 – 368 . https://doi.org/10
Steven R. Williams
. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education , 51 ( 3 ), 250 – 253 . 14. Williams , S. R. , & Leatham , K. R. ( 2017 ). Journal quality in mathematics education . Journal for Research in Mathematics Education , 48 ( 4 ), 369 – 396
Carlos Nicolas Gomez and AnnaMarie Conner
to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all . 106. Nivens , R. A. , & Otten , S. ( 2017 ). Assessing journal quality in mathematics education . Journal for Research in Mathematics Education , 48 ( 4 ), 348 – 368. https