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Citation Research and Impact Metrics

Other Sources of Journal Rankings

  • The most recent Eigenfactor Scores are included in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The original free site for Eigenfactor Scores is also available but the data are at least 6 months to one year behind what's in JCR.
    • Eigenfactor scores not only consider how many citations a journal receives but also the rank of the citing journals; the scores also take into account the differing citation behaviors of subject areas. Consequently, the scores are most useful for comparisons across fields or for interdisciplinary research. Eigenfactor scores use citation data from the previous 5 years of articles (compare to CiteScore's 3 years, and JIF's 2 years).
  • ERIH Plus is a not journal ranking method, but rather a listing of humanities and social science scholarly journals that meet a high criteria for inclusion. Journals can be searched by title or ISSN or the complete list of titles may downloaded for import into a spreadsheet.
  • Google Scholar (Journal) Metrics (GSM) ranks publications in Google Scholar by analyzing the last five years of journal articles from websites that follow Google's inclusion guidelines as well as conference articles and preprints from a small number of manually identified sources. GSM excludes publications with less than 100 articles during the five-year period and those with no citations. The metrics provided are the h-index and the h- median.
    • The h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that h articles published that publication have at least h citations each.
    • The h-core of a publication is a set of the h articles in a publication that the h-index is based on.
    • The h-median of a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up the h-core.
    • The h5-index, h5-core, and h5-median reflect the above counts for articles published in the last 5 complete calendar years (currently, 2013-2017).
  • Harzing.com - Journal Quality List compiles rankings of journals from various sources in the areas of Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing.
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)scores are both found in Elsevier's new metric site, CiteSource. Both SNIP and SJR take citation behavior in different subject areas into account, so these scores are more useful in comparison of journals across different subjects.

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