On the relation between the WoS impact factor, the Eigenfactor, the SCImago Journal Rank, the Article Influence Score and the journal h-index

Rousseau, Ronald and STIMULATE 8 , Group On the relation between the WoS impact factor, the Eigenfactor, the SCImago Journal Rank, the Article Influence Score and the journal h-index., 2009 [Preprint]

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Four alternatives to the journal Impact Factor (IF) indicator are compared to find out their similarities. Together with the IF, the SCImago Journal Rank indicator (SJR), the EigenfactorTM score, the Article InfluenceTM score and the journal h-index of 77 journals from more than ten fields were collected. Results show that although those indicators are calculated with different methods and even use different databases, they are strongly correlated with the WoS IF and among each other. These findings corroborate results published by several colleagues and show the feasibility of using free alternatives to the Web of Science for evaluating scientific journals.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: WoS impact factor, Eigenfactor, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), Article Influence Score, journal h-index, correlations
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information. > BB. Bibliometric methods.
Depositing user: Ronald Rousseau
Date deposited: 19 Jul 2009
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 21:42
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13304

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