Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? - Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus , Maryam Farhadi, Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Nader
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 co...
Keywords: Impact factor (IF); Journal ranking; Criticism; Praise; SCOPUS; Web of science; Self-citation
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