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Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? - Munich Personal RePEc Archive

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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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.

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Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? - Munich Personal RePEc Archive

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