Why do we need to know about impact factors handout

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Why do we need to know about impact factors handout

  1. 1. Why do we need to know which is the best journal to be published in? • Peer review • Quality control • Part of the Researcher Development Framework (A1 Knowledge Base: 4 Information seeking. Manages bibliometrics and citations to the best advantage and with a high level of proficiency) • Most read/ wider circulation • Leads to greater impact • Raises individual research status • Raises institutional status • Generates more funding for the institution • Possibly generates individual sponsorship for further research • Possibility of further publishing e.g. book • Increases employabilityNovember 2010 Humanities Information ManagementSam Aston 1

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