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ERIC Number: EJ1135570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Criteria for Evaluating Journals in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the Life Sciences
Bracke, Marianne S.; Weiner, Sharon A.; Nixon, Judith M.; Deatherage, Scott
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n2 Article 9 Jul 2012
The purpose of this paper was to identify existing criteria that may be considered in evaluating journals in the scholarship of teaching and learning in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. This can assist faculty authors and evaluators of promotion and tenure cases to explain indicators of the quality of the publications. The commonly accepted criteria are: peer review; acceptance rate; longevity; open access availability; inclusion in indexing/abstracting services; citation analysis; and expert opinion. These data were collected for a representative set of journals which indicated that: acceptance rates for the journals varied widely; most of the journals existed for at least 10 years; most of the journals did not have an ISI impact factor or Eigenfactorâ„¢ Score; the ERIC database was the predominant indexing resource; and there were no published lists of journals in these subjects compiled from expert opinion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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