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Discussing some basic critique on Journal Impact Factors: revision of earlier comments

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Title
Discussing some basic critique on Journal Impact Factors: revision of earlier comments
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Scientometrics, February 2012
DOI 10.1007/s11192-012-0677-x
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Thed van Leeuwen

Abstract

In this study the issue of the validity of the argument against the applied length of citation windows in Journal Impact Factors calculations is critically re-analyzed. While previous studies argued against the relatively short citation window of 1-2 years, this study shows that the relative short term citation impact measured in the window underlying the Journal Impact Factor is a good predictor of the citation impact of the journals in the next years to come. Possible exceptions to this observation relate to journals with relatively low numbers of publications, and the citation impact related to publications in the year of publication. The study focuses on five Journal Subject Categories from the science and social sciences, on normal articles published in these journals, in the 2 years 2000 and 2004.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Germany 1 3%
Portugal 1 3%
France 1 3%
Slovenia 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
Japan 1 3%
Netherlands 1 3%
Vietnam 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 24 71%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 18%
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Master 5 15%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 12%
Librarian 4 12%
Other 10 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Computer Science 4 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Other 10 29%

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