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Where Should I Publish My Article?

Linda Neyer and Katie Yelinek, two Bloomsburg University faculty librarians, developed this guide to for their original Spring 2017 workshop.
Using Journal Impact Factor to Assess Reputation

"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.

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Acknowledgments

Adapted with permission from Analyzing Scholarly Research, by Aline Soules, University Libraries, California State University East Bay.

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