Sprucing up one's impact factor

  title={Sprucing up one's impact factor},
  author={Matthew Baylis and Michael Gravenor and Rowland Raymond Kao},
The quantity of health-related article publications from universities in Saudi Arabia: A bibliometric analysis, 2008–2017
A continuous significant increase in the publication of health-related articles from universities in Saudi Arabia between 2008 and 2017 is identified.
Deep impact: unintended consequences of journal rank
It is suggested that abandoning journals altogether, in favor of a library-based scholarly communication system, will ultimately be necessary because this new system will use modern information technology to vastly improve the filter, sort and discovery functions of the current journal system.
Using Prior Information Derived from Citations in Literature Search
Various ways of modeling this relationship between citation features of a scientific article and its prior probability of actually being relevant to an information need are proposed and show how this kind of contextual information can be incorporated within a language modeling framework.
Impactology, Impactitis, Impactotherapy
The editors feel that this is a magnificent opportunity to review the underlying foundations, implications and limitations of the bibliometric indicators that are now used most widely, and to offer some reflections on the editorial procedures and policies.
Reliable novelty: New should not trump true
Here, it is argued for replacing the legacy journals with a modern information infrastructure that is governed by scholars, which would allow renewed focus on scientific reliability, with improved sort, filter, and discovery functionalities, at massive cost savings.
Measures of scholarly journal quality are not universally applicable to determining value of advertised annual subscription price
This study took a linear modeling approach using Akaike information criterion to determine which journal metric was the “best” predictor of the advertised annual subscription price for scientific journals, and found total cites was the best predicting metric.
Medical and biomedical research productivity from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2008-2012)
  • R. Latif
  • Medicine
    Journal of family & community medicine
  • 2015
The quantity and quality of biomedical publications from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in international journals indexed in PubMed between 2008 and 2012 revealed that research activity in KSA is increasing, however, there is an increasing trend of publishing in local journals with a low IF.
Author Affiliation Index: A New Approach to Marketing Journal Ranking
Previous research has adopted various methods to assess the relative quality of academic marketing journals. This study, as a replication and extension of Chen and Huang (2007), introduces the Author
Self-citation in Publishing
A scientific journal first appeared in 1665; citation of manuscripts began in 1752 [6, 34]. In 1955, the impact factor (IF) was proposed by Eugene Garfield as a simple method to calculate the


Citation analysis as a tool in journal evaluation.
In 1971, the Institute for Scientfic Information decided to undertake a systematic analysis of journal citation patterns across the whole of science and technology.