Articles tagged with: Impact Factor

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’ (formally 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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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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November 5, 2014 | Duncan Nicholas

Highlights from the ISMTE annual conference

Duncan Nicholas reports on the event


ISMTE, the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, connects the community of editorial office professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals. The organisation provides peer-to-peer networking, education and training, research and resources for best practice, and development of journal policy. This October was the 7th annual meeting of the ISMTE, held at Charles Darwin House, London. Read on to discover more about some of the key discussions.
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October 21, 2014 | Lindsay Allen, Publisher, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology & Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

“Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”

U.S. editors’ round tables


Journal editors and Taylor & Francis staff gathered in New York ( September 30) and Chicago ( October 2) to discuss the latest developments in journal publishing at the U.S. editor round tables. The chosen theme was “Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”
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October 16, 2014 | Neil Carr Editor of the Annals of Leisure Research

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

You need to know the questions you need to ask


Sometime in 2012 a call for a new editor of the Annals of Leisure Research went out and a nice individual who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are!) suggested I stick my name forward. Well, the rest is history; at the start of 2013, I took up the editorial reins. Do I wish I had had more knowledge when stepping into the breach? Read on to find out.
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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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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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