Does criticisms overcome the praises of Journal Impact Factor?

Fooladi, M. and Salehi, H. and Yunus, M.M. and Farhadi, M. and Aghaei Chadegani, A. and Farhadi, H. and Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013) Does criticisms overcome the praises of Journal Impact Factor? Asian Social Science, 9 (5). pp. 176-182. ISSN 1911-2017,

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact factor (IF); Journal ranking; Criticism; Praise; SCOPUS; Web of science; Self-citation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 02:25
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 07:19

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