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Title
Introducing sub-impact factor (SIF-) sequences and an aggregated SIF-indicator for journal ranking
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
102:2(2015), p. 1577-1593
ISI
000348324000025
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 13.03.2015
Last edited 26.06.2017
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