On indexing in the Web of Science and predicting journal impact factor

Wu, Xiu-fang and Fu, Qiang and Rousseau, Ronald On indexing in the Web of Science and predicting journal impact factor. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B, 2008, vol. 9, n. 7, pp. 582-590. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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We discuss what document types account for the calculation of the journal impact factor (JIF) as published in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Based on a brief review of articles discussing how to predict JIFs and taking data differences between the Web of Science (WoS) and the JCR into account, we make our own predictions. Using data by cited-reference searching for Thomson Scientific’s WoS, we predict 2007 impact factors (IFs) for several journals, such as Nature, Science, Learned Publishing and some Library and Information Sciences journals. Based on our colleagues’ experiences we expect our predictions to be lower bounds for the official journal impact factors. We explain why it is useful to derive one’s own journal impact factor.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: WoS (Web of Science), JCR (Journal Citation Reports), citation analysis, predicted impact factors
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Ronald Rousseau
Date deposited: 05 Jul 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:12
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11879


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