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Predatory Publishing: Impact

Workshop about Predatory Publishing


The most well known is the Journal Impact Factor, which is found in the Journal Citation Reports, a database owned by Thompson Reuters  

  • Only analyze journals cataloged in ISI Web of Knowledge
  • Focus on sciences and social sciences
  • Scale varies by field
  • Provides a list of the "top journals" in the field

There are other measures of impact with unique calculations

Impact factors are imperfect measures.  Get the whole picture about a journal.