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Scientometrics

, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp 263–288 | Cite as

An impact of Croatian journals measured by citation analysis from SCI-expanded database in time span 1975–2001

  • Mladen Andreis
  • Maja JokićEmail author
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Abstract

The aim of this research is to gain an insight into international recognition of the STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) Croatian journals measured by citations in SCI-expanded database. The sample for the research was a citation analysis of 142 journals in time span 1975–2001 for papers published in 1975–1998. More than 90% of those journals are not indexed by SCI-expanded. For the purpose of this research we introduced a new scientometric indicator Normalized number of Citations per 100 Papers (NCP) that allows us direct comparison of the journals from various categories (NCP = 100C/P / IF1989). We chose the year 1989 as a mean value for time span 1975–2001.

By citation analysis we established the influence of errors on recognition of Croatian journals and their articles. Obtained results show that an article-to-article link is not found for 32% of cited items. The most frequent type of error is journal title, 37%, which indicates that approximately one third of Croatian journals can not be found when searching by journal title only.

Some Croatian journals, even not indexed by SCI-expanded, showed relatively high rank in an impact, i.e. their NCP is higher than 100, and number of citations per paper is higher than 1.

Keywords

Citation Analysis Meeting Abstract Journal Title Essential Science Indicator Publishing Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Ruđer BoškovićZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.National and University Library ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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