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Introducing sub-impact factor (SIF-) sequences and an aggregated SIF-indicator for journal ranking

Xu, Fang, Liu, Wenbin, Rousseau, Ronald (2014) Introducing sub-impact factor (SIF-) sequences and an aggregated SIF-indicator for journal ranking. Scientometrics, 102 (2). pp. 1577-1593. ISSN 0138-9130. (doi:10.1007/s11192-014-1401-9) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60041)

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Abstract

The main methods for ranking academic journals are peer review based approaches and applications of various bibliometric indicators, or a mixture of the two. Such rankings are used to assess the overall quality of journals, although their real meaning remains unclear as long as the notion of “quality’ is not precisely defined. In our approach we examine journal evaluation from the perspective of knowledge accumulation taking the citation distribution into account. A new indicator, the sub-impact factor denoted as SIF, derived sub-impact factor sequences and an aggregated SIF-indicator are proposed. An empirical study is performed on 64 journals in the area of operations research and management science, illustrating the use of these indicators.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11192-014-1401-9
Uncontrolled keywords: Journal evaluation, Contribution to knowledge accumulation, Sub-impact factor, SIF-sequences, Aggregated SIF-indicator
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Sarah Saines
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60041 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Liu, Wenbin: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5966-6235
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