Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor?

Fooladi, Masood and Salehi, Hadi and Yunus, Melor Md and Farhadi, Maryam and Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Farhadi, Hadi and Ale Ebrahim, Nader Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor? Asian Social Science , 2013, vol. 9, n. 5, pp. 176-182. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Journal impact factor (IF) as a gauge of influence and impact of a particular journal comparing with other journals in the same area of research, reports the mean number of citations to the published articles in particular journal. Although, IF attracts more attention and being used more frequently than other measures, it has been subjected to criticisms, which overcome the advantages of IF. Critically, extensive use of IF may result in destroying editorial and researchers’ behaviour, which could compromise the quality of scientific articles. Therefore, it is the time of the timeliness and importance of a new invention of journal ranking techniques beyond the journal impact factor.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Impact factor (IF), Journal ranking, Criticism, Praise, SCOPUS, Web of science, Self-citation
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
C. Users, literacy and reading.
E. Publishing and legal issues.
I. Information treatment for information services
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Date deposited: 14 May 2013 19:57
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:25


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