Journal topic citation potential and between-field comparisons: The topic normalized impact factor

@article{DortaGonzlez2014JournalTC,
  title={Journal topic citation potential and between-field comparisons: The topic normalized impact factor},
  author={Pablo Dorta-Gonz{\'a}lez and Mar{\'i}a-Isabel Dorta-Gonz{\'a}lez and Dolores-Rosa Santos-Pe{\~n}ate and Rafael Su{\'a}rez-Vega},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={406-418}
}
The journal impact factor is not comparable among fields of science and social science because of systematic differences in publication and citation behaviour across disciplines. In this work, a source normalization of the journal impact factor is proposed. We use the aggregate impact factor of the citing journals as a measure of the citation potential in the journal topic, and we employ this citation potential in the normalization of the journal impact factor to make it comparable between… CONTINUE READING