Citations, impact and usage

October 18, 2017 | James Cleaver, Publisher - Business, Management, Economics & Finance

Should you aim to be 'ranked'?

An insight into the benefits of journal ranking lists


Across a broad range of disciplines, a factor for many authors in deciding where to publish is the indexing and rankings of their journal of choice, such as the Impact Factor or CiteScore. This post, on the other hand, highlights another set of rankings that were originally created for use in the Business & Management community.…

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August 7, 2017 | Dr John Harrison Associate Editor, 'Regional Studies'

Do simpler, shorter titles lead to more readership?

Advice on engaging readers through titles and abstracts


Dr John Harrison is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University and is Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Regional Studies. Dr Harrison recently appeared on our Expert View of Journal Metrics webinar to advise Editors on how to maximize the impact of the research in their journals. One of the points he put forward to Editors was the importance of working with authors to improve titles and abstracts to bridge the gap between those looking at research and those reading it.
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July 17, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Journal Metrics webinar


We were recently joined by a panel of metrics experts for two live webinar sessions designed to provide our editors with an overview of the available usage data, as well offer the chance to answer any burning questions they may have had about the increasing basket of metrics and indexes.…

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June 28, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Journal metrics essentials


Since the start of the twentieth century, metrics have become an increasingly important part of both journal publishing and researcher evaluation . With the basket of metrics continually expanding, what exactly do they measure, and how can you use them to your advantage?…

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June 23, 2017 | Dr John Harrison Associate Editor, 'Regional Studies'

Impact is ‘the holy grail’

Getting the most out of metrics


Dr John Harrison is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University and is Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Regional Studies. In his recent talk at the London Book Fair, he spoke about his need for metrics to help him in his roles as researcher, author and editor. …

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June 21, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Journal Metrics

Join our expert panel for an overview of different journal metrics


Our Expert View webinar series covers a range of key topics that matter to journal editors. In the first episode, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore the different kinds of metrics available and discuss how you can use them to develop your journal. Find out how you can join in!
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June 12, 2017 | Dr. Paul Taylor Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Systematic Paleontology

'Quality is not an act; it is a habit': tips for attracting high calibre content


Dr Paul TaylorDr. Paul Taylor is a Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Systematic Paleontology, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Natural History Museum, London. The journal has a 2015 Impact Factor score of 3.143 and is ranked 2nd in the Web of Science’s Paleontology journals list.…

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May 3, 2017 | Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship

My role as a social media editor: one year on

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Claire SewellLast May we interviewed Claire Sewell, who had just been appointed as a Social Media Editor (SME) for the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship, to find out about her new role and her hopes of creating an effective social media presence.…

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April 12, 2017 | Mel Phillips, Marketing Executive and Eloise Moir Ford, Managing Editor

Top takeaways from our Melbourne, Sydney & Stockholm Editor Round Tables


Last month, Taylor & Francis journal editors and editorial board members took part in three Editor Round Table events in Melbourne, Sydney and Stockholm, exploring the themes of research quality, impact and engagement, research integrity and journal development.
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March 20, 2017 | Dr Keyan Tomaselli, Editor, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies

Getting published is just the first step


Keyan Tomaselli-croppedProf. Keyan Tomaselli is a professor and a fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is the editor of the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, published by Taylor & Francis. In this article, Prof. Tomaselli shares his advice on what to consider, and what actions to take, after your latest issue goes to publication.…

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March 1, 2017 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

New Scopus metric: CiteScore


December 2016 saw the launch of a new Scopus metric, CiteScore, along with associated other metrics. The new journal-level metrics will provide an additional view of journal performance and have been published for over 22,000 journals index in Scopus. This post will give you an overview of the metric and what it could mean for your journal.…

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February 13, 2017 | James Hardcastle, Research Manager and Tiffany Drake, Product Data Analyst

What is the Emerging Sources Citation Index?


The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) was launched in late 2015 as a new database within Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomson Reuters’) Web of Science.  Around 3,000 journals were selected for coverage at launch, spanning the full range of subject areas. As of February 2017, the database contains 5,578 journals, approximately 530 of which are Taylor & Francis journals.…

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April 25, 2016 | Felicity Davies, Product Data Analyst

Citations top tips


Would you like to increase the impact of your journal? Do you have a paper that you feel should be especially well-cited? Here are some of the most popular ideas on how to achieve this...
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March 15, 2016 | Jennifer Lien Managing Editor

Building a Conversazione around impact and engagement in today’s publishing world


On a balmy Monday evening, scholars, academic administrators, research funders, and librarians joined Taylor & Francis representatives at the former Singapore-branch of the Kwangtung Provincial Bank for an evening of ‘conversazione’ around current best practices for promoting and measuring the impact and engagement of research output. Read the top takeaways from the event.
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September 14, 2015 | Paul Naish Publisher

“Father” of the impact factor examines the metric in a new article


Eugene Garfield is widely known as the “father” of the impact factor. He first suggested the concept of an impact factor in 1955, and he jointly created them in the early 1960s, along with Irving H. Sher. The use and value of impact factors is controversial for a number of reasons; however their importance is not in doubt, and they remain a key metric in journal publishing today.
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February 11, 2015 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Citations, self-citations, and citation stacking


We have covered the diverse range of citation metrics in previous posts and although their number continues to grow, the Impact Factor is still the most important. Despite increasing concerns about how the Impact Factor is being used, far beyond its main purpose to evaluate citation profiles of journals, it is a key metric on which authors choose journals and often editors want to ensure theirs is as high as possible.
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September 26, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Author-level metrics and the H-Index


In a previous post I wrote about journal-level citation metrics. This post will discuss the rise of article- and author-level metrics.

As tools such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar have become more widely accessible, it has become much easier to create metrics at the article level.…

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July 22, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

New journal citation metric – Impact per Publication


From summer 2014, Scopus and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University will be publishing a new journal-level metric called Impact per Publication (IPP). This metric is similar to Thomson Reuters’ journal Impact Factor (IF), but there are several key differences.
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February 4, 2014 | James Hardcastle Senior Research Executive

Measuring the metrics


During 2013 Taylor & Francis Senior Research Executive James Hardcastle gave a presentation at the Publishers for Development 2013 Conference in London. Watch the video which discusses existing journal- and article-level metrics.
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December 12, 2013 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Journal-level citation metrics


This is the first in a short series of posts on metrics, giving an overview of what they measure, why we use them, and some of their issues.
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November 5, 2013 | David Burgoyne, Senior eProduct Manager

You can COUNTER4 on us!


Usage data for our customers COUNTER4 comes into force on December 31, 2013, and Taylor & Francis will be upgrading Taylor & Francis Online...
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June 26, 2013 | Felicity Davies, Research Executive

Citations and the Impact Factor


What are Impact Factors?

Impact Factors give the average number of citations received by articles in a particular journal; essentially, the average number of times that articles in a particular journal are referenced by other articles.

The Impact Factors, published annually in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), are defined as follows:

Number of citations (references) received in the Impact Factor year to articles published in the two previous years, divided by the number of articles published in these two years.…

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