Scientometrics

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 291–301 | Cite as

Condensed matter physics journals

  • R. Todorov
Article

Abstract

On the basis of a citation/reference criterion, 20 core journals are selected in the field of condensed matter physics. Citation data and indicators from 1980Journal Citation Reports reveal their different characteristic features such as applied orientation, communication function and longevity. The manually obtained data for the core journals are written into a matrix in order to determine an appropriate ranking parameter. The method ofPrice is used first to reduce the diagonal elements and then, following the method ofGeller, influence weights are calculated for the core journals. Influence weights are determined also for non-core journals using only the references received from the core.

Keywords

Characteristic Feature Diagonal Element Communication Function Citation Data Core Journal 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Todorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Information Centre of the Bulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria

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