Reviewing the impact factors
of nursing journals, Polit and Northam (2011) suggest that alternative ways be developed to assess the quality and impact of scholarly contributions.
for journals are sourced from several indexes in the Web of Science Core Collection published by Clarivate Analytics, such as the Science Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.
The career of a researcher depends significantly on which journals they publish their findings in, because funding for research and research jobs are decided by the easy-to-use check on the Journal Impact Factor
. This almost absolute dependence on research journals is the prison in which most researchers, as authors, are forced to live, and it profoundly distorts published research.
(IF) of academic journals continues to gain further importance with not only science community but also academic institutions, funding agencies as well as the Editors of academic journals the world over with every passing day.
In Canada the focus on impact factors
has been round-about and bottom-up, with certain departments and universities focusing heavily on impact factors
when evaluating the portfolios of junior and mid-career scholars up for promotion, as well as overall international university rankings.
The most common components of these indices are the number of publications, the number of citations, average number of citations per paper, average number of citations per author, average number of papers per author, the age of the publication, and journal impact factors
. Since every index uses a different combination of these components, author citation metrics may differ significantly.
Google Scholar citation instead of Journal Citation Report was used for the calculation of proposed Impact Factor
We recognize the importance to some of our colleagues (and/or their employers) of publishing in a journal with a high impact factor
. The impact factor
of a journal (which was originated by Eugene Garfield in the mid-1900s [Garfield 2006]) is a metric used (ostensibly) to assess a journal's relative importance or contribution to a field of study.
The relationship between the bridge span length and the dynamic impact factors
for bending moment and deflection for Bridge A-10 (Table 2) with four girders and six lane loads are shown in Figure 6.
of Dynamic Strength, [[tau].sub.df].
Thus, the AHP method can also be used here in decision system to determine the weights of impact factors
with characteristics of various objective distributions, multicriteria evaluation, and a situation that is difficult to quantify.
Sick of Impact Factors
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