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Impact Factor and Other Ways of Assessing the Research Value of a Journal: Readings

Various ways to assess the research value of a journal.


Article Influence Scores

Arendt, J. (2010) Are article influence scores comparable across scientific fields? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2010 (60).  
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 Franceschet, M. (2010) Journal influence factors. Journal of Informatics, 4(3). 

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Rizkallah, J. & Sin, D. D. (2010) Integrative approach to quality assessment of medical journals using impact factor, Eigenfactor, and article influence

scores. PLoS ONE, 5(4). 

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Bibliometrics (explains how impact factors, Eigenfactors and the h-index are calculated).

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Journal Impact Factors

Garfield, E. ( 2005 September 16). The agony and the ecstasy: the history and the meaning of the journal impact factor. International Congress on

Peer Review and Biomedical Publication

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Bergstrom, C. (2007) Eigenfactor: measuring the value and prestige of scholarly joournal. C&RL News, 68(5). 

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H-index/Hirsch Index

Hirsch, J. E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(46)

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