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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? by Masood Fooladi

Volume 9, Issue 5, 27 April 2013, Pages 176-182

Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor?

Department of Accounting, Mobarakeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mobarakeh, Isfahan, Iran
Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, Iran
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
School of Psychology and Human Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia

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.

Author keywords

Criticism; Impact factor (IF); Journal ranking; Praise; Scopus; Self-citation; Web of science
ISSN: 19112017Source Type: Journal Original language: English
DOI: 10.5539/ass.v9n5p176Document Type: Article

Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor? by Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim :: SSRN

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