Comparing the impact of subfields in scientific journals

  title={Comparing the impact of subfields in scientific journals},
  author={Xiomara S. Q. Chac'on and Thiago C. Silva and Diego Raphael Amancio},
  pages={625 - 639}
The impact factor has been extensively used in the last years to assess journals visibility and prestige. While it is useful to compare journals, the specificities of subfields visibility in journals are overlooked whenever visibility is measured only at the journal level. In this paper, we analyze the subfields visibility in a subset of over 450,000 Physics papers. We show that the visibility of subfields is not regular in the considered dataset. In particular years, the variability in… 

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