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ERIC Number: EJ1165758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Relationship between Journal-Ranking Metrics for a Multidisciplinary Set of Journals
Perera, Upeksha; Wijewickrema, Manjula
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v18 n1 p35-58 Jan 2018
Ranking of scholarly journals is important to many parties. Studying the relationships among various ranking metrics is key to understanding the significance of one metric based on another. This research investigates the relationship among four major journal-ranking indicators: the impact factor (IF), the Eigenfactor score (ES), the "h." -index (hI), and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR). The authors used 519 journals from a diverse range of subjects and executed a correlation analysis. The results show that a higher correlation exists between impact factor and SCImago Journal Rank (0.796). However, a very strong positive correlation between two metrics does not necessarily imply that journals are ranked according to the same pattern.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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