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The impact factor is only one of three standardized measures created by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI), which can be used to measure the way a journal receives citations to its articles over time. The build-up of citations tends to follow a curve like that of Figure 1. Citations to articles published in a given year rise sharply to a peak(More)
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Results are presented on journal growth dynamics at both the micro and macro levels, showingthat journal development clearly follows researcher behaviour and growth characteristics. At thesubject discipline level, the journal system is highly responsive to research events. Overall journalgrowth characteristics clearly show the predominance of 3.3% compound(More)
In a reply to Jerome K. Vanclay’s manuscript “Impact Factor: outdated artefact or stepping-stone to journal certification?” we discuss the value of journal metrics for the assessment of scientific-scholarly journals from a general bibliometric perspective, and from the point of view of creators of new journal metrics, journal editors and publishers. We(More)
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