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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Does Criticism Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?

AUTHOR(S)
Fooladi, Masood; Salehi, Hadi; Md Yunus, Melor; Farhadi, Maryam; Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo; Farhadi, Hadi; Ale Ebrahim, Nader
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Asian Social Science;May2013, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p176
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
87664265
Tags: JOURNAL productivity;  IMPACT factor (Citation analysis);  ARTICLES (Published materials);  PERIODICAL editors -- Attitudes;  CITATION indexes

Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? - Tags: JOURNAL productivity IMPACT factor (Citation analysis)

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