|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
|A Comparison between Two Main Academic Literature Collections: Web of Science and Scopus Databases - Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Hadi Farhadi, Masood Fooladi, Maryam Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Nader|
Nowadays, the world’s scientific community has been publishing an enormous number of papers in different scientific fields. In such environment, it is essential to know which databases are equally efficient and objective for literature searches. It seems that two most extensive databases are Web of Science and Scopus. Besides searching the literature, these two databases used to rank journals in terms of their productivity and the total citations received to indicate the journals impact, prest...
Keywords: web of science; scopus; database; citations; provenance; coverage; searching; citation tracking; impact factor; indexing; h-index; researcher profile; researcher ID
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