The use of a weighted impact factor for the creation of a polythematic list of the most cited journals

Fedorets, O.V. (2011) The use of a weighted impact factor for the creation of a polythematic list of the most cited journals. Scientific and Technical Information Processing, 38 (3). pp. 166-172.

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Abstract

The standard impact factor allows one to compare scientific journals only within particular scientific subjects. To overcome this limitation, another indicator of citation, viz., the thematically weighted impact factor (TWIF), is proposed. This indicator allows one to compare journals of various subjects and takes the fact that a journal belongs to several subjects into account. Information on the thematic headings of a journal and the value of a standard impact factor is necessary for calculation of the indicator. The TWIF, which is calculated according to the citation index of Journal Citation Reports, is investigated in this article

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Evaluation of scientific journals, citation indicator, weighted impact factor, citation index of a jour´┐Żnal
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 07:53
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 07:53
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3103/S0147688211030038
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13453

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