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Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?

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

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.

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  • Fooladi, Masood & Salehi, Hadi & Md Yunus, Melor & Farhadi, Maryam & Aghaei Chadegani, Arezoo & Farhadi, Hadi & Ale Ebrahim, Nader, 2013. "Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?," MPRA Paper 46899, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 18 Mar 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:46899
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    1. Nataliya N. Matveeva & Oleg V. Poldin, 2017. "How Network Characteristics of Researchers Relate to Their Citation Indicators – a Co-Authorship Network Analysis Based on Google Scholar," HSE Working papers WP BRP 44/EDU/2017, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    2. Matveeva, Nataliya & Poldin, Oleg, 2016. "Citation of scholars in co-authorship network: Analysis of Google Scholar data," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 44, pages 100-118.

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    Keywords

    Impact factor (IF); Journal ranking; Criticism; Praise; SCOPUS; Web of science; Self-citation;

    JEL classification:

    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I25 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Economic Development
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • P0 - Economic Systems - - General
    • P00 - Economic Systems - - General - - - General
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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