Journal impact measures which journals have the most influence in a field or discipline and which journals you should publish in.
Traditionally, journal impact measures the number of articles published in a journal's year and the number of times these articles have been cited.
The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) or Impact Factor (IF) ranks journals based on how many times a journal's 'average article' is cited in a year.
Unfortunately, JIF is open to manipulation and many scholars believe it is not the most effective way to measure a journal's impact.
The Eigenfactor score uses citations to compare journals in a field or discipline, instead of simply ranking them .
Benefits of the Eigenfactor:
Journal Citation Reports
Find more information on Journal Citation Reports and Scopus Journal Analyzer from the Gerstein Science Information Centre.
Google Scholar Metrics
Google Scholar Metrics can help you determine where you should publish your work. The tool identifies the visibility and influence of articles in scholarly publications.
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