Tag: Impact Factor
Most of the commonly used measures of a research paper’s importance rely on counting citations to the paper….
How topical and important are articles published in journal? Which journals should a researcher skim through if he…
The relative importance of most academic journals is measured by what’s called their “impact factor,” or IF. Impact…
Does IF measure the impact of a paper? Or does it measure the “buzz” created by a sensational find, which may be overblown? There are also possibilities of abuse from editors and authors who have found ways to game the system to publish papers that generate high levels of citations.
Journals have differing recognition factors, either in a specific field or across multiple disciplines. The quality and impact of the journal is usually apparent through how widely it is read, how often it is cited, and its perception in the community. The quality and impact can be quantified in terms of various widely-accepted parameters, like the Impact Factor, SCImago Journal Rank, Article Influence, H-Index, which are described in this post.