Revised European-Journal Ratings Provoke Rankings Anxiety Again

Nearly three years after causing an international outcry by ranking humanities journals with an A-B-C system based on perceived quality and level of influence, a leading European research agency has released a revised list with nine of 15 disciplines represented and the letter grades eliminated. But the new scheme, which still assigns journals to different tiers, does not seem to be making scholars much happier than the first go-round.

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