Journal Impact Metrics

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A description of the major tools and metrics to measure journal impact/quality. What is Impact Factor? What are the alternatives?

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Journal Impact Metrics

  1. 1. How To Be Strategic About Publications – Journal Impact Rachel Borchardt (Library) American University January 10, 2014
  2. 2. Why be strategic? • Scholarship expectations for tenure-track faculty (from the faculty manual, p. 29-30): “All teaching units or academic units must have criteria that require creative, scholarly, and professional achievements of the highest quality and with national or international impact.” [italics added for emphasis]
  3. 3. Impact • How does one measure impact? Scholarly impact measured by: - Journal - Article - Author Today, focusing on journal impact to select highimpact journals for submission http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/286709039
  4. 4. Impact for journals • Impact Factor – Journal Citation Reports Cites to recent items ---------------------------Number of recent items
  5. 5. Impact Factor alternatives Scopus uses: • SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) Algorithms based on Google’s PageRank (aka, it’s complicated)
  6. 6. Journal rankings • Rankings based on impact metrics (Impact Factor, SJR, etc.) • Discipline coverage varies by product - Journal Citation Reports (shown) - Scopus - Google Scholar
  7. 7. Comparison of journal rankings • JCR – Strongest coverage in sciences, some social sciences and humanities • Scopus – Strongest (of the three) in social sciences • Google Scholar – Strongest coverage in sciences, but can be searched by keyword
  8. 8. Other data to consider • Acceptance rate – Sometimes listed on websites, but usually check with the publisher • Circulation statistics – Again, check with the publisher • Non-data considerations as well (to be covered by others)
  9. 9. How can I get help? • My (metaphorical) door is open! Rachel Borchardt borchard@american.edu X3657 • Library workshops offered in the fall • Happy to work with you one-on-one
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