Publication
Title
On indexing in the Web of Science and predicting journal impact factor
Author
Abstract
We discuss what document types account for the calculation of the journal impact factor (JIF) as published in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Based on a brief review of articles discussing how to predict JIFs and taking data differences between the Web of Science (WoS) and the JCR into account, we make our own predictions. Using data by cited-reference searching for Thomson Scientifics WoS, we predict 2007 impact factors (IFs) for several journals, such as Nature, Science, Learned Publishing and some Library and Information Sciences journals. Based on our colleagues experiences we expect our predictions to be lower bounds for the official journal impact factors. We explain why it is useful to derive ones own journal impact factor.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Zhejiang University: science B. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2008
ISSN
1673-1581
Volume/pages
9:7(2008), p. 582-590
ISI
000257814100011
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 19.07.2011
Last edited 26.11.2017