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Should Academic Journals Provide a Service Charter?

What is a Service Charter? In the commercial business world, a service charter is a public commitment on…
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Tracking Research

Tracking Research By Usage

For many frustrated researchers, the academic publishing industry continues to move at a glacial pace. The Institute for…
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Impact Factor, H-index, Altmetrics or Tweets: Measuring What People Say About Your Work

Distinction Or Popularity? As researchers toil away at building a career, they are constantly presented with requirements to…
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Have You Calculated Your H-Index?

Why You Need An H-Index As an academic researcher, the quality of your research publications has traditionally been…
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How Can Altmetric Help Researchers in Measuring the Impact of Individual Research Paper?

Most of the commonly used measures of a research paper’s importance rely on counting citations to the paper….
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Immediacy Index: Is it a Useful Way to Evaluate Journals?

How topical and important are articles published in journal? Which journals should a researcher skim through if he…
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Does Impact Factor Really Matter?

Whether you like it or hate it you can’t ignore impact factor (IF). Touted by its supporters as…
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Ranking Journal Quality: Why Impact Factor will continue to have an 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.

Understanding measures of journal quality and impact

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.

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