Evaluating Journal Quality: Is the H-Index a Better Measure Than Impact Factors?

  title={Evaluating Journal Quality: Is the H-Index a Better Measure Than Impact Factors?},
  author={David R. Hodge and Jeffrey Lacasse},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={222 - 230}
Objectives: This study evaluates the utility of a new measure—the h-index—that may provide a more valid approach to evaluating journal quality in the social work profession. Method: H-index values are compared with Thomson ISI 5-year impact factors and expert opinion. Results: As hypothesized, the h-index correlates highly with ISI 5-year impact factors; but exhibits closer agreement with expert opinion, particularly with high familiarity disciplinary journals. Conclusions: This evidence of… 

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