September 14, 2015 |
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.
November 5, 2014 |
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.
October 21, 2014 |
Lindsay Allen, Publisher, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology &
Journals Development Coordinator
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.”
October 16, 2014 |
Editor of the Annals of Leisure Research
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.
July 22, 2014 |
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.
February 4, 2014 |
Senior Research Executive
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.
December 12, 2013 |
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.