Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor?

Masood Fooladi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Maryam Farhadi, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Hadi Farhadi, Nader Ale Ebrahim

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Abstract

Journal impact factor (IF) as a gauge of influence and impact of a particular journal comparing with other journals in the same area of research, reports the mean number of citations to the published articles in particular journal. Although, IF attracts more attention and being used more frequently than other measures, it has been subjected to criticisms, which overcome the advantages of IF. Critically, extensive use of IF may result in destroying editorial and researchers' behaviour, which could compromise the quality of scientific articles. Therefore, it is the time of the timeliness and importance of a new invention of journal ranking techniques beyond the journal impact factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Criticism
  • Impact factor (IF)
  • Journal ranking
  • Praise
  • Scopus
  • Self-citation
  • Web of science

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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Fooladi, M., Salehi, H., Md Yunus, M., Farhadi, M., Aghaei Chadegani, A., Farhadi, H., & Ale Ebrahim, N. (2013). Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor? Asian Social Science, 9(5), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n5p176

Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor? / Fooladi, Masood; Salehi, Hadi; Md Yunus, Melor; Farhadi, Maryam; Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo; Farhadi, Hadi; Ale Ebrahim, Nader.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 5, 27.04.2013, p. 176-182.

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Fooladi, M, Salehi, H, Md Yunus, M, Farhadi, M, Aghaei Chadegani, A, Farhadi, H & Ale Ebrahim, N 2013, 'Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor?', Asian Social Science, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 176-182. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n5p176
Fooladi M, Salehi H, Md Yunus M, Farhadi M, Aghaei Chadegani A, Farhadi H et al. Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor? Asian Social Science. 2013 Apr 27;9(5):176-182. https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n5p176
Fooladi, Masood ; Salehi, Hadi ; Md Yunus, Melor ; Farhadi, Maryam ; Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo ; Farhadi, Hadi ; Ale Ebrahim, Nader. / Does criticisms overcome the praises of journal impact factor?. In: Asian Social Science. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 176-182.
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