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Daniela Solomon

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The journal impact factor remains a controversial metric and its widespread adoption has critical implications for the development of open access journals not indexed by the Web of Science. The present study evolved from collaborations with editors of a small open-access locally published social sciences journal to assess its global reach and research value according to the professed scope and mission of the journal. Using a combination of Google Scholar and BePress data, we built a customized multifaceted framework to measure the success of this journal beyond citation counts. Our analysis incorporated the bibliometric concepts of popularity and prestige, as well as measures of readership and global reach in order to quantify the journal's impact for prospective contributors. This poster will highlight the issues and benefits of using various types of data available to assess the impact of a journal.


bibliometrics, open access

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2020 Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License



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