Re: [xmca] Publish or Perish indices

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 17:45:06 PST

Very helpful, Michael.
The "publish or perish site," as Peter noted, is interesting. It is not
error free. You need to go through their "hits" and clean it
up but it includes a LOT of pubs that ISI does not touch. Of course, given
the "join our fraternity of experts" role of ISI that may
not cut it with everyone, but the additional info is important.

Meantime, how about we get great research done that transforms the world.
People might recognize it has happened (of course,
given the retrospective nature of such recognition we will not be around to
witness it, but think how happy our progeny will be!)

On Nov 4, 2007 5:25 PM, Wolff-Michael Roth <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> further to the issue of how to get our journal more valorized. Here
> the Thompson information in impact factor, which is the factor most
> scientists consider to be the important thing to watch (SCIENCE has
> IF=30, NATURE IF=27, J LEARN SCI IF~3). Here is how it is calculated
> Figure 1: Calculation for journal impact factor.
> A= total cites in 2006
> B= 2006 cites to articles published in 2004-5 (this is a subset of A)
> C= number of articles published in 2004-5
> D= B/C = 2006 impact factor
> I did a quick count. In 2006, we had B=11 cites to articles published
> in 2004-5
> We had published C=(I don't know whether they count commentaries,
> book reviews, assuming they don't:) 21
> D=B/C=0.52
> In Education, this would put us at a rank of about 49 out of 100
> journals; in Ed Psych on 27 out of 40, in Social Sciences
> Interdisciplinary at rank 31 of 48. I also believe that the citations
> have to come from other journals, at least, this is what a quick
> check in another journal appeared to indicate (J LEARN SCI, which is
> #1 in Education, #2 in PSYCH ED).
> So what you can do is publish in ISI journals, and when you do, cite
> works in our journal MCA.
> Cheers,
> Michael
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