Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
Fooladi, Masood and Salehi, Hadi and Md Yunus , Melor and Farhadi, Maryam and Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo and Farhadi, Hadi and Ale Ebrahim, Nader (2013): Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? Published in: Asian Social Science , Vol. 9, No. 5 (27. April 2013): pp. 176-182.
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AbstractJournal 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:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?|
|English Title:||Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?|
|Keywords:||Impact factor (IF), Journal ranking, Criticism, Praise, SCOPUS, Web of science, Self-citation|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General |
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I25 - Education and Economic Development
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I29 - Other
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
P - Economic Systems > P0 - General
P - Economic Systems > P0 - General > P00 - General
Z - Other Special Topics > Z0 - General > Z00 - General
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||Nader Ale Ebrahim|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2013 07:46|
|Last Modified:||11. May 2013 07:57|
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