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Measuring Knowledge Production in Arabic Using Arcif: Statistical Indicators and Impact Factor

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This chapter aims to present the Arab Citation and Impact Factor (Arcif) as a method to measure the impact of peer-reviewed research journals in the scientific literature published in the Arab world, emphasizing on the criteria used by Arcif for the selection of journals and analysis methods. The history and development of the impact factor at the global level including the different measurement tools that have emerged will be discussed in addition to the use of these measures and their role in ranking universities.

The chapter includes statistical and trend analysis of the impact factor based on Arcif reports published since 2018. The tendency to publish in social sciences and the humanities such as education, economics, business administration, management, library science and media will be discussed. Plans to improve research conduct and the quality of science publishing in order to create maximum impact on social and economic development, and to improve citations and university ranking will be also addressed.


  • Arcif
  • Bobiolomertic analysis
  • Arab countries
  • Arabic Scientific Journals
  • Journlas Selection Criteria
  • Citation analysis
  • Impact Factor

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Al-Shorbaji, N. (2022). Measuring Knowledge Production in Arabic Using Arcif: Statistical Indicators and Impact Factor. In: Badran, A., Baydoun, E., Hillman, J.R. (eds) Higher Education in the Arab World: Research and Development. Springer, Cham.

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