Title
On indexing in the Web of Science and predicting journal impact factorOn indexing in the Web of Science and predicting journal impact factor
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Journal of Zhejiang University: science B. -
Volume/pages
9(2008):7, p. 582-590
ISSN
1673-1581
ISI
000257814100011
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
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