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Linton, O. B., Xu, E.

Auditing the Auditors: An evaluation of the REF2021 Output Results

CWPE2266

Abstract: We apply the Hole algorithm to evaluate the REF2021 output quality exercise. We find that the implied journal ranking agrees quite closely with the ABS-SCOB journal ranking, and in particular the GPA’s agree with a 91% correlation.

Keywords: Journal quality, Ranking, Research funding

JEL Codes: A10

Author links: Oliver Linton  

PDF: https://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/research-files/repec/cam/pdf/cwpe2266.pdf