Effect of Common Extraneous Citation Optimizing Factors on Journal Impact Indicators

Giri, Rabishankar and Chaudhuri, Sabuj Kumar Effect of Common Extraneous Citation Optimizing Factors on Journal Impact Indicators. Journal of Scientometric Research, 2020, vol. 9, n. 1, pp. 63-69. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This study examines nineteen Scopus index Library and Information Science (LIS) journals to understand the individual as well as unified effects of three optimizing factors such as Author self-citation (ASC), Journal self-citation (JSC) and Recitation (RC) on three popular impact indicators i.e., 2-year JIF, 3-year JIF and JII. Authors found that ASC and JSC have noticeable effects on these impact indicators. Further, it is observed that these impact indicators exhibit very poor correlation among them when their values are deduced from raw citation counts, though all of them express simple arithmetic mean values. The authors concluded that a more refined method that can automatically exclude the effect of these optimizing factors in their derivation may be needed for a fair assessment of a journal’s relative impact in scholarly communication.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Author self-citation, Citation optimizing factors, impact factor, Journal self-citation, Recitation
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Mr. Rabishankar Giri
Date deposited: 05 Feb 2021 10:22
Last modified: 05 Feb 2021 10:22
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/40991

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