Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
arXiv:1305.0379 [cs.DL] 2 May 2013,
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.
DOI : 10.5539/ass.v9n5p176 Version: za2963e q8zaa q8zb2 q8zcf q8zd9 q8zed q8zf9 q8zge
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