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    Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?

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    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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    Title : Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
    Author(s) : Nader Ale Ebrahim
    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.
    Keywords : Impact factor (IF), Journal ranking, Criticism, Praise, SCOPUS, Web of science, Self-citation

    Subject : Education
    Area : Education
    Language : English
    Year : 2013

    Affiliations Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Journal : Asian Social Science
    Volume : 9
    Issue : 5
    Publisher : Canadian Center of Science and Education
    Pages : 176-182
    Isbn : 1911-2025
    Doi : 10.5539/ass.v9n5p176
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