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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.

Bibliography

Article Influence Scores

Arendt, J. (2010) Are article influence scores comparable across scientific fields? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Winter 2010 (60).  
  
      Retrieved from http://www.istl.org/10-winter/refereed2.html

 Franceschet, M. (2010) Journal influence factors. Journal of Informatics, 4(3). 

      Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.169.7840

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). 

      Retrieved from http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010204

 

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

Retrieved from http://users.dimi.uniud.it/~massimo.franceschet/jbc/bibliometrics.html 

 

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


      Retreived from http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/papers/jifchicago2005.pdf

 

Eigenfactor

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

      Retrieved from http://crln.acrl.org/content/68/5/314.full.pdf+html 

Eigenfactor.org. http://eigenfactor.org/papers.php

 

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)

      Retrieved from https://login.libproxy.scu.edu/login?url=https://www.pnas.org/content/102/46/16569.full.pdf