The comparative impact of scientific publications and journals: Methods of measurement and graphical display
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A method is presented to display the comparative impact of scientific publications relative to their ‘environment’ (e.g., journals). Furthermore, the method gives a new approach to the establishment of a journal's impact as measured by received citations. Moreover, in this impact measurement a differentiation between various types of publications (editorials and letters, ‘normal’ papers, reviews, etc.) can be made. It is argued that the method presented is more useful for library and research evaluation policies than the ISI impact factor.
KeywordsScientific Publication Impact Factor Evaluation Policy Research Evaluation Graphical Display
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