Academic Exchange Quarterly
"impact factor" is straightforward and self-evident approach WYSIWYG
Other publishers, to derive impact factor, use complicated logarithmic techniques such as
We at AEQ, similar to European Association of Science Editors (EASE), question whether any logarithm can reflect true journal's impact.
EASE statement on inappropriate use of impact factors.
Also read article Bureaucrats, researchers, editors, and the impact factor - a vicious circle that is detrimental to science available from
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD
impact factor or
- Eigenfactor or
- SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) or
- recently developed by University
of Leiden indicator called SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
Moreover, be aware that
To this effect, we believe that “impact factor” is not very reliable and continues
to be a work in progress….. Read September 2011 article
Citation by Citation, New Maps
Chart Hot Research and Scholarship's Hidden Terrain in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- controversial papers may be highly cited, distorting the impact factor of a journal
- citation bias may exist - authors may cite their own work
- journal affiliation, independent vs corporate sponsorship, may also influence
journal and article metrics. Read Acceptance Rate Note
None-the-less, for those that insist to have the "impact factor" we suggest
Google Scholar Metrics because
the h5-index is simple to understand, hard to manipulate, and provides a reasonable
if crude measure of the respect accorded to a journal by scholars within its field.
While journal metrics are no guarantee of the quality of a journal, if they are going to be used
we should use the best available, and Google’s h5-index is a big improvement on the ISI impact factor.
Google scholar metrics by
Rob J Hyndman Professor of Statistics Monash University, Australia
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