Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
islamic azad university, mobarakeh branch
Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch
Melor Md Yunus
National University of Malaysia – Faculty of Education
National University of Malaysia – UKM
Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani
Islamic Azad University; University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (EKONIS-UKM)
Nader Ale Ebrahim
Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya
April 27, 2013
Asian Social Science vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 176-182, April 2013.
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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Keywords: Impact factor (IF), Journal ranking, Criticism, Praise, SCOPUS, Web of science, Self-citation
JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, Q31, Q32, P24, P42, P29, L17
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Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor