The Current Impact Factor and the long-term impact of scientific journals by discipline: A logistic diffusion model estimation
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This paper estimates the long-term impact of journals aggregated in 24 different fields, using a simple logistic diffusion model, and relates the results to the current impact factor. Results show that while the current and the long-term impact factors have a high correlation coefficient, some fields are systematically slower-moving than others, as they often differ in the proportion of the overall impact through time that occurs in the short term.
KeywordsImpact Factor Journal Citation Report Cumulative Impact Data Period Diffusion Structure
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