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Friday, 31 May 2013

Does Criticism Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? by Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim :: SSRN

Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?


Masood Fooladi


Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch

Hadi Salehi


Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch

Melor Md Yunus


National University of Malaysia - Faculty of Education

Maryam Farhadi


National University of Malaysia - UKM

Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani


Islamic Azad University; University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Hadi Farhadi


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM)

Nader Ale Ebrahim


University of Malaya - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering

April 27, 2013

Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 176-182, April 2013.

Abstract:     
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: Impact factor (IF), Journal ranking, Criticism, Praise, SCOPUS, Web of science, Self-citation
JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17
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Date posted: April 28, 2013 ; Last revised: May 9, 2013

Suggested Citation

Fooladi, Masood, Salehi, Hadi, Yunus, Melor Md, Farhadi, Maryam, Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo, Farhadi, Hadi and Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? (April 27, 2013). Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 176-182, April 2013.. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2257552

Contact Information

Masood Fooladi
Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh Branch ( email )
Department of Accounting
Mobarakeh Branch
Mobarakeh, Isfahan
Iran

Hadi Salehi
Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch ( email )
Najafabad, Isfahan
Iran

Melor Md Yunus
National University of Malaysia - Faculty of Education
43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, MS Selangor 06010
Malaysia

Maryam Farhadi
National University of Malaysia - UKM ( email )
Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor 43000
Malaysia

Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani
Islamic Azad University ( email )

University Kebangsaan Malaysia ( email )
Malaysia

Hadi Farhadi
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM) ( email )
Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim (Contact Author)
University of Malaya - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering ( email )
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture,
University of Malaya, 50603 Lembah Pantai,
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia


Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? by Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim :: SSRN

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