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Environments for nursing scholarship and journal impact factor in five countries

KETEFIAN, S.; DAI, Y. -T.; HANUCHARURNKUL, S.; MENDES, I. A. C.; NORMAN, I. J.
Fonte: WILEY-BLACKWELL Publicador: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
ENG
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Background: Universities worldwide are seeking objective measures for the assessment of their faculties` research products to evaluate them and to attain prestige. Despite concerns, the impact factors (IF) of journals where faculties publish have been adopted. Research objective: The study aims to explore conditions created within five countries as a result of policies requiring or not requiring faculty to publish in high IF journals, and the extent to which these facilitated or hindered the development of nursing science. Design: The design was a multiple case study of Brazil, Taiwan, Thailand (with IF policies, Group A), United Kingdom and the United States (no IF policies, Group B). Key informants from each country were identified to assist in subject recruitment. Methods: A questionnaire was developed for data collection. The study was approved by a human subject review committee. Five faculty members of senior rank from each country participated. All communication occurred electronically. Findings: Groups A and B countries differed on who used the policy and the purposes for which it was used. There were both similarities and differences across the five countries with respect to hurdles, scholar behaviour, publishing locally vs. internationally...

Caminhos para adequação da avaliação da produção científica brasileira: impacto nacional versus internacional; Ways of adequacy for evaluation of Brazilian scientific production: national impact versus international impact

Mugnaini, Rogério
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 30/11/2006 PT
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Diversos indicadores bibliométricos têm sido empregados na avaliação de desempenho de pesquisadores, universidades e países. Indicadores de impacto, calculados a partir das citações recebidas pelos artigos, têm sido objeto de muitos estudos constantes da pesquisa documentária. Dessa maneira, almeja-se apontar possíveis formas de adequação da análise do impacto de revistas brasileiras com vistas ao aprimoramento dos critérios de avaliação de produção científica no Brasil. Objetivos. A pesquisa foi conduzida de acordo com três objetivos: (1) Verificar se o uso exclusivo de indicadores internacionais deixa a política científica brasileira fora do contexto de sua realidade local, e se o acesso às revistas indexadas nas bases do ISI (Thomson Scientific) tem se justificado pelo uso ? o acesso gratuito aos textos completos é oferecido à comunidade científica pela Capes (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior). (2) Investigar se a base SciELO pode oferecer indicadores de impacto da produção científica brasileira com vistas ao aprimoramento da avaliação científica nacional. (3) Buscar propor metodologias de indicadores mais adequadas à realidade da ciência brasileira. Metodologia. Foi conduzido um estudo exploratório quantitativo...

Brazilian impact factor of physics journals - the third side of the coin

Mohallem,José R.; Fonseca,Norma E. da
Fonte: Academia Brasileira de Ciências Publicador: Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2015 EN
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The lack of correlation between the Journal Impact Factors and the most cited Brazilian papers in physics is statistically demonstrated. The existence of an effective "Brazilian Impact Factor" is observed, being its values, in general, lower than the international Impact Factors. In some cases, discrepancies from the international values are huge, leading to doubts on whether it is appropriate to use this indicator to judge Brazilian scientists.

The use and misuse of the "impact factor" as a parameter for evaluation of scientific publication quality: a proposal to rationalize its application

Coelho,P.M.Z.; Antunes,C.M.F.; Costa,H.M.A.; Kroon,E.G.; Sousa Lima,M.C.; Linardi,P.M.
Fonte: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica Publicador: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/12/2003 EN
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We present a critical analysis of the generalized use of the "impact factor". By means of the Kruskal-Wallis test, it was shown that it is not possible to compare distinct disciplines using the impact factor without adjustments. After assigning the median journal the value of one (1.000), the impact factor value for each journal was calculated by the rule of three. The adjusted values were homogeneous, thus permitting comparison among distinct disciplines.

Mixing journal, article, and author citations, and other pitfalls in the bibliographic impact factor

Porta,Miquel; Copete,José L.; Fernandez,Esteve; Alguacil,Joan; Murillo,Janeth
Fonte: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Publicador: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/12/2003 EN
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News of the death of biomedical journals seem premature. Revamped traditional scientific journals remain highly valued sources and vehicles of information, critical debate, and knowledge. Some analyses seem to place a disproportionate emphasis on technological and formal issues, as compared to the importance ascribed to matters of power. Not all journals must necessarily have a large circulation. There are many examples of efficient, high-quality journals with a great impact on relatively small audiences for whom the journal is thought-provoking, useful, and pleasant to read. How can we achieve a better understanding of an article’s spectrum of impacts? A certain mixing of three distinct entities (journals, articles, and authors) has often pervaded judgments. Data used by the Institute for Scientific Information present weaknesses in their accuracy. The two-year limit for citations to count towards the bibliographic impact factor favors "fast-moving", "basic" biomedical disciplines and is less appropriate for public health studies. Increasing attention is given to the specific number of citations received by each individual article. It is possible to make progress towards more valid, accurate, fair, and relevant assessments.

Scientific output of Brazilian dermatologists during the last 25 years in the five highest impact factor journals in dermatology

Martins,Mariane Da Cas de Aquim; Carneiro,Marília Gabriela Linné Netto; Utzig,Joyce Benck; Kaled Neta,Eleolina Lara; Pachnicki,Majenna Andrade; Silva de Castro,Caio César
Fonte: Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia Publicador: Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/10/2012 EN
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BACKGROUND: The qualitative and quantitative scientific output of Brazilian dermatologists in journals of high impact factor is little known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the scientific output of dermatologists from Brazilian institutions in journals of high impact factor. METHODS: The five journals with the highest impact factor in dermatology were analyzed. All articles produced from Brazilian institutions between 1986 and 2010 were compiled and the following aspects were analyzed: position of Brazilian researchers in the list of authors, selected theme, experimental design, studied disease, area of interest and year of publication. RESULTS: Seventy-four articles written with the participation of Brazilian dermatologists have been identified. Upon grouping the articles in five-year periods, an important increase was observed in the Brazilian production from the year 2006 onwards. The dermatologists were placed as second authors in the majority of cases (53.66%). According to the selected theme to be studied, the majority of the articles had a laboratory focus (45.95%). The majority of the articles reported cross-sectional studies or non-controlled clinical trials (both at 17.57%), and pemphigus foliaceus was the most studied disease (29.73%). CONCLUSION: The increase in the number of publications by Brazilian dermatologists over the last years is encouraging...

Causes for the Persistence of Impact Factor Mania

Casadevall, Arturo; Fang, Ferric C.
Fonte: American Society of Microbiology Publicador: American Society of Microbiology
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 18/03/2014 EN
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Numerous essays have addressed the misuse of the journal impact factor for judging the value of science, but the practice continues, primarily as a result of the actions of scientists themselves. This seemingly irrational behavior is referred to as “impact factor mania.” Although the literature on the impact factor is extensive, little has been written on the underlying causes of impact factor mania. In this perspective, we consider the reasons for the persistence of impact factor mania and its pernicious effects on science. We conclude that impact factor mania persists because it confers significant benefits to individual scientists and journals. Impact factor mania is a variation of the economic theory known as the “tragedy of the commons,” in which scientists act rationally in their own self-interests despite the detrimental consequences of their actions on the overall scientific enterprise. Various measures to reduce the influence of the impact factor are considered.

Fator de impacto: estudo dos periódicos contábeis brasileiros; Impact factor: study of brazilian accouting journals

Silva, Bianca Rodrigues
Fonte: Universidade Federal de Goiás; brasil; UFG; Faculdade de Administração, Ciências Contábeis e Economia (RG); Ciências Contábeis (RG) Publicador: Universidade Federal de Goiás; brasil; UFG; Faculdade de Administração, Ciências Contábeis e Economia (RG); Ciências Contábeis (RG)
Tipo: Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso
POR
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This study seeks to identify, through analysis of journals of the year 2012, the impact factor of journals and conferences, using a theoretical and empirical approach and quantitative outlining. The sample consisted of 225 articles that were published in 2012 in 9 journals selected for the sample. The journals were selected based on strata Qualis / CAPES. Were selected journals that received strata A1, A2 and B1 in Qualis / CAPES 2012. Registration was done through spreadsheet of 8045 citations to all types of means of scientific dissemination, of which 291 were citations made to Brazilian accounting journals and 145 were made to the Brazilian accounting congresses. Through those information was possible to calculate the Impact Factor and relative and absolute frequency and average citations per paper. The findings showed an Impact Factor of 0.0361715 for accounting journals and 0.0180236 for accounting conferences. The journal Revista Contemporânea de Contabilidade had the highest Impact Factor for journals and conferences (0.14638 and 0.03422, respectively), otherwise the journal Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios - RBGN had the lowest Impact Factor (0.00810 and 0, respectively). The calculation of the relative frequency values found for the frequency of references made to accounting journals was 3.61% and 1.80% for conferences. With the analyses of the results it was possible to conclude results that unlike what was expected in this study...

Brazilian impact factor of physics journals - the third side of the coin

Mohallem,José R.; Fonseca,Norma E. da
Fonte: Academia Brasileira de Ciências Publicador: Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/06/2015 EN
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The lack of correlation between the Journal Impact Factors and the most cited Brazilian papers in physics is statistically demonstrated. The existence of an effective "Brazilian Impact Factor" is observed, being its values, in general, lower than the international Impact Factors. In some cases, discrepancies from the international values are huge, leading to doubts on whether it is appropriate to use this indicator to judge Brazilian scientists.

The Journal Impact Factor: A Threat or Opportunity?; Factor de impacto de revistas: ¿amenaza u oportunidad?; Fator de impacto de revistas: ameaça ou oportunidade?

Fernández-Sola, Cayetano; Universidad de Almería; Granero-Molina, José; Hernández-Padilla, José Manuel; St. John Care Trust; Aguilera-Manrique, Gabriel; Universidad de Almería
Fonte: Aquichan Publicador: Aquichan
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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This paper contains a summary of criticism on use of the impact factor (IF) as an indicator of the quality of work published by researchers. The criticism is directed to authors who are trying to publish in journals with IF. The claim is they are renouncing their own identity and prioritizing their curriculum over the usefulness of their research. The authors challenge this criticism by arguing that stringent assessment criteria stimulate the internationalisation of science, that there is a consensus in the scientific community about the imperfections of FI and its acceptance as a valid and necessary tool for scientific evaluation, and that the debate over identity does little to resolve the international invisibility of nursing research written up in Spanish. Proposals are outlined on how to benefit from the strengths of this system to increase the visibility of nursing research, to develop strategies for including journals written in Spanish in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), to encourage professional training and interdisciplinary cooperation, to promote the publication of research conducted in postgraduate programs, and to claim an editorial commitment for indexing their journals in the JCR. It can be concluded that, although difficult...

A profile of the impact of Acta Botanica Brasilica: reflections on how to improve visibility and recognition of a scientific journal

Scarano,Fabio Rubio; De Toni,Karen; Amarante,Cristiana Vasconcellos Goulart
Fonte: Sociedade Botânica do Brasil Publicador: Sociedade Botânica do Brasil
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/06/2009 EN
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We have estimated the ISI-impact factor of Acta Botanica Brasilica for the past six years, calculated the journal's h-index, calculated the journal's self-citation, examined country and institutions of origin of the papers that cite Acta papers, and examined scope and profile of the most-cited papers published by the journal. Results demonstrated a steep rise in impact factor and citation frequency in 2008, which is most encouraging, but also revealed that the journal is below the level of maturity expected of a 20-year old journal. Visibility of the journal is mostly national although, surprisingly, journal's self-citation of 12% is fairly low. We use Acta as an example to discuss possible strategies to enhance the international visibility of botanical journals that are newcomers to ISI.

Usage Impact Factor: the effects of sample characteristics on usage-based impact metrics

Bollen, Johan; Van de Sompel, Herbert
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 26/10/2006
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There exist ample demonstrations that indicators of scholarly impact analogous to the citation-based ISI Impact Factor can be derived from usage data. However, contrary to the ISI IF which is based on citation data generated by the global community of scholarly authors, so far usage can only be practically recorded at a local level leading to community-specific assessments of scholarly impact that are difficult to generalize to the global scholarly community. We define a journal Usage Impact Factor which mimics the definition of the Thomson Scientific's ISI Impact Factor. Usage Impact Factor rankings are calculated on the basis of a large-scale usage data set recorded for the California State University system from 2003 to 2005. The resulting journal rankings are then compared to Thomson Scientific's ISI Impact Factor which is used as a baseline indicator of general impact. Our results indicate that impact as derived from California State University usage reflects the particular scientific and demographic characteristics of its communities.; Comment: 13 pages, 7 figures

Weighted Impact Factor (WIF) for assessing the quality of scientific journals

Alguliyev, Rasim; Aliguliyev, Ramiz; Ismayilova, Nigar
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 09/06/2015
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Nowadays impact factor is the significant indicator for journal evaluation. In impact factor calculation is used number of all citations to journal, regardless of the prestige of cited journals, however, scientific units (paper, researcher, journal or scientific organization) cited by journals with high impact factor or researchers with high Hirsch index are more important than objects cited by journals without impact factor or unknown researcher. In this paper was offered weighted impact factor for getting more accurate rankings for journals, which consider not only quantity of citations, but also quality of citing journals. Correlation coefficients among different indicators for journal evaluation: impact factors by Thomson Scientific, weighted impact factors offered by different researchers, average and medians of all citing journals impact factors and 5-year impact factors were analysed.; Comment: 14 pages, 28 figures, 5 tables

Differences in Impact Factor Across Fields and Over Time

Althouse, Benjamin M.; West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Theodore; Bergstrom, Carl T.
Fonte: Universidade Cornell Publicador: Universidade Cornell
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 18/04/2008
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The bibliometric measure impact factor is a leading indicator of journal influence, and impact factors are routinely used in making decisions ranging from selecting journal subscriptions to allocating research funding to deciding tenure cases. Yet journal impact factors have increased gradually over time, and moreover impact factors vary widely across academic disciplines. Here we quantify inflation over time and differences across fields in impact factor scores and determine the sources of these differences. We find that the average number of citations in reference lists has increased gradually, and this is the predominant factor responsible for the inflation of impact factor scores over time. Field-specific variation in the fraction of citations to literature indexed by Thomson Scientific's Journal Citation Reports is the single greatest contributor to differences among the impact factors of journals in different fields. The growth rate of the scientific literature as a whole, and cross-field differences in net size and growth rate of individual fields, have had very little influence on impact factor inflation or on cross-field differences in impact factor.; Comment: 9 pages, 3 figures

Some considerations on the use of the impact factor of scientific journals as a tool to evaluate research in psychology

Osca-Lluch, Julia
Fonte: Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest); Springer Publicador: Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest); Springer
Tipo: Artículo Formato: 663002 bytes; application/pdf
ENG
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This paper identifies and presents some characteristics of the psychology journals included in each of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) categories in 2002. The styudy shows that most of the journals belong to the categories of Multidisciplinary Psychology (102) and Clinical Psychology (83). Their ranking is seen to vary depending on the category, and the same journal may occupy different position in different JCR categories. Journals included in the categories of Biological Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Multidisciplinary Psychology had the highest impact factor (IF).; Peer reviewed

Revistas científicas españolas con factor de impacto en el año 2000

Bordons, María; Felipe, Alicia; Gómez Caridad, Isabel
Fonte: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España) Publicador: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
Tipo: Artículo Formato: 5695358 bytes; application/pdf
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[ES] Se analizan 31 revistas españolas de amplia visibilidad internacional, que aparecen con factor de impacto en el Journal Citation Reports del año 2000. Los aspectos estudiados incluyen: a) tamaño y estabilidad de la revista, analizado a través del número de documentos al año, frecuencia de publicación y antigüedad; b) tipo de editorial (pública o privada); c) proyección internacional, estudiada a través del idioma, presencia de comité editorial internacional y porcentaje de documentos extranjeros; d) impacto, a través del factor de impacto y la posición normalizada; y e) hábitos de citación, que incluye el porcentaje de autocitación y de autoreferencias de las revistas. Entre las revistas analizadas predominan las del área médica, las de pequeño tamaño y las de baja periodicidad. La mayor proyección internacional de las revistas se asocia a áreas de carácter básico, idioma inglés, presencia de comité científico internacional y factor de impacto más elevado. Las revistas españolas muestran menores tasas de autorreferencias y mayores tasas de autocitación que revistas de referencia europeas. El número de citas externas recibidas por las revistas es el factor que mejor explica la inclusión de las revistas en el Science Citation Index.; [EN] Thirty-one Spanish journals of high international visibility...

Literatura científica de autores españoles sobre análisis de citas y factor de impacto en Biomedicina (1981-2005); Scientific literature by Spanish authors on the analysis of citations and impact factor in Biomedicine (1981-2005)

González-Alcaide, Gregorio; Castellano Gómez, Miguel; Valderrama-Zurián, Juan Carlos; Aleixandre-Benavent, Rafael
Fonte: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España) Publicador: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
Tipo: Artículo Formato: 259768 bytes; application/pdf
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22 páginas, 4 figuras, 6 tablas.; Se analiza el desarrollo de la literatura científica sobre análisis de citas y Factor de Impacto (FI) en Biomedicina en España a lo largo del período 1981-2005, mediante la aplicación de metodologías bibliométricas y análisis de redes sociales a los trabajos indizados en las bases de datos Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-Expanded), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), MEDLINE, Índice Médico Español (IME) e Índice de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (ISOC). Se han recuperado 184 trabajos, el 79,89% artículos originales. Únicamente cuatro de ellos han sido publicados con anterioridad a la década de 1990. Es a partir de mediados de esta década cuando se multiplica el número de trabajos (8-14 trabajos/año), alcanzándose las mayores cotas de productividad a partir del año 2002 (14- 25 trabajos/año). IME y SCI-Expanded/SSCI reúnen los mayores índices de aporte, tanto absoluto (67,93% y 40,76%, respectivamente) como específico (42,39% y 21,74%, respectivamente). Los trabajos se distribuyen en 76 revistas, tanto del área de Biomedicina (82,06% de los trabajos) como de Documentación (15,22%). Se ha identificado el núcleo de autores más productivos y las principales redes de coautoría y colaboración institucional en el área...

Periódicos brasileiros em Odontologia e a fuga dos artigos científicos de alto impacto; Revistas de Odontología publicadas en Brasil y la fuga de artículos científicos de alto impacto; Brazilian dentistry journals and the leakage of high impact scientific papers

Costa, Rubenildo Oliveira da; Universidade de São Paulo - USP; Ramos, Lúcia Maria S. V. Costa; Universidade de São Paulo - USP
Fonte: Mestrado Interdisciplinar em Ciência, Gestão e Tecnologia da Informação - UFPR Publicador: Mestrado Interdisciplinar em Ciência, Gestão e Tecnologia da Informação - UFPR
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; bibliometric techniques; ; técnicas bibliométricas; avaliado por pares; técnicas bibliométricas Formato: text/html; application/pdf; application/epub+zip
Publicado em 01/09/2014 POR
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Introducción: El aumento de los títulos de revistas brasileñas indexadas por el Journal Citation Report desde 2008 no ha sido acompañado por un aumento de las citas a las mismas revistas. Es decir, las últimas ediciones de este informe revelan un bajo rendimiento de las revistas brasileñas en el Factor de Impacto. En este estudio tratamos de explicar por qué ocurre esto. Método: Aplicación de técnicas bibliométricas, utilizando software libre Bibexcel. El corpus compuesto por 797 artículos de investigación publicados en revistas indexadas en Scopus - en el período de 2009 a 2010 - por los investigadores en el campo de la Odontología, de la Universidad de São Paulo. Resultados: Se encontró en esta área, que los artículos de alto impacto brasileños se publican en revistas extranjeras, que también tienen un factor de impacto alto. Se puede decir que hay un círculo vicioso que impide el aumento de factor de impacto de los títulos de revistas brasileñas. Por un lado, los investigadores brasileños deciden publicar sus investigaciones a fin de obtener un mayor impacto en revistas extranjeras con alto factor de impacto (citando los mismos títulos). Por otro lado, las revistas brasileñas - que publican artículos de investigadores brasileños - también reciben citaciones...

The journal impact factor as a parameter for the evaluation of researchers and research

Kaltenborn,K.-F.; Kuhn,K.
Fonte: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas Publicador: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; journal article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion Formato: text/html; application/pdf
Publicado em 01/07/2004 ENG
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The journal impact factor (IF), which is published annually by the Institute for Scientific Information® (USA), is meanwhile in widespread use as a scientometric parameter for the evaluation of research and researchers in Germany and other European countries. The present article subjects the IF to critical analysis. It first deals with processes of production, transfer, and use of medical knowledge, because the IF intervenes in these processes on account of its reflexivity. Secondary effects of the IF resulting from its reflexivity are discussed with the focus on the level of the author, the journal and the medical discipline as well as on social knowledge processes in society. In addition, the extent to which the IF is appropriate for evaluating the quality of a specific article, of a journal or of individual and collective research achievements is discussed. The present article calls for a) research evaluation in accordance with the recommendations of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council, DFG) and of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizini-schen Fachgesellschaften (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies, AWMF); and b) for more intensive occupation with and organization of medical knowledge processes.

Mixing journal, article, and author citations, and other pitfalls in the bibliographic impact factor

Porta,Miquel; Copete,José L.; Fernandez,Esteve; Alguacil,Joan; Murillo,Janeth
Fonte: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Publicador: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/12/2003 EN
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News of the death of biomedical journals seem premature. Revamped traditional scientific journals remain highly valued sources and vehicles of information, critical debate, and knowledge. Some analyses seem to place a disproportionate emphasis on technological and formal issues, as compared to the importance ascribed to matters of power. Not all journals must necessarily have a large circulation. There are many examples of efficient, high-quality journals with a great impact on relatively small audiences for whom the journal is thought-provoking, useful, and pleasant to read. How can we achieve a better understanding of an article’s spectrum of impacts? A certain mixing of three distinct entities (journals, articles, and authors) has often pervaded judgments. Data used by the Institute for Scientific Information present weaknesses in their accuracy. The two-year limit for citations to count towards the bibliographic impact factor favors "fast-moving", "basic" biomedical disciplines and is less appropriate for public health studies. Increasing attention is given to the specific number of citations received by each individual article. It is possible to make progress towards more valid, accurate, fair, and relevant assessments.