ERIC Number: EJ1057384
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Publication Date: 2010
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The Eigenfactor Metrics™: A Network Approach to Assessing Scholarly Journals
West, Jevin D.; Bergstrom, Theodore C.; Bergstrom, Carl T.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n3 p236-244 May 2010
Limited time and budgets have created a legitimate need for quantitative measures of scholarly work. The well-known journal impact factor is the leading measure of this sort; here we describe an alternative approach based on the full structure of the scholarly citation network. The Eigenfactor Metrics--Eigenfactor Score and Article Influence Score--use an iterative ranking scheme similar to Google's PageRank algorithm. By this approach, citations from top journals are weighted more heavily than citations from lower-tier publications. Here we describe these metrics and the rankings that they provide.
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Scholarship, Citation Analysis, Citation Indexes, Measurement Techniques, Alternative Assessment, Scores, Reputation, Cluster Grouping, Program Descriptions
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