Three measures of international composition on journal editorial boards - the number of countries represented on the board,
the number of international members, and the proportion of international board members - were correlated with impact factor
and total citation data in the 1999 Journal Citation Reportsfor 153 business, political science, and genetics journals. With a few exceptions the relationship between international editorial
board composition and citation measures was non-linear, leading to the conclusion that international membership on the editorial
board can not generally be used as a marker of better journal quality. Yet further investigation is warranted due to positive
correlations between some editorial board and citation measures for non-U.S. business and political science journals.