Understanding the Journal Impact Factor

by on ‎04-01-2011 10:43 AM

As part of an ongoing effort for greater clarity and transparency regarding the Journal Impact Factor, members of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports team have prepared a Case Study in the April 2011 issue of Learned Publishing discussing the Journal Impact Factor numerator. The item describes in detail the methods for abbreviated journal title creation, aggregation of variants, and resolution in cases of cited work ambiguity.

 

Article in Learned Publishing 24(2):

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/2011/00000024/00000002


Access to the full published article is restricted to ALPSP and SSP members for one year; however, a pre-publication version is available here:

http://science.thomsonreuters.com/m/pdfs/LP_Hubbard_McVeigh_final.pdf

Comments
by ellenrutten on ‎06-29-2011 10:56 AM

Thanks for the interesting link. I have a somewhat related, but quite practical question: is there any online page that tells scholars how to submit a periodical for ISI/JIF indexication? Thanks in advance for your reply, Ellen Rutten

by on ‎06-29-2011 01:24 PM

Please see the following link:

 

http://science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/selection/

 

by ellenrutten on ‎06-29-2011 02:07 PM

excellent, many thanks for the quick response, shubbard.

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