"There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties... The Journal Impact Factor is frequently used as the primary parameter with which to compare the scientific output of individuals and institutions.
"The Journal Impact Factor... was originally created as a tool to help librarians identify journals to purchase, not as a measure of the scientific quality of research in an article.
"With that in mind, it is critical to understand that the Journal Impact Factor has a number of well-documented deficiencies as a tool for research assessment."
To read the full statement and signatories to a set of recommendations, referred to as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, go here.
'Find the Best Fit Journals for your Manuscript'' by searching Match for high-impact journals. Search by your Title/Abstract/References to identify those journals where you may want to submit your article for publication.
Identify journals in education technology, educational curriculum & methods, educational psychology & administration, and library science. Access also provided to business disciplines. Includes acceptance rates, impact factors, and typical times to publication.
Identify journals in literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing. Includes editorial contact information, frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
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Indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Journals can be compared or analysed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analysed separately. Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country.
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