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Evaluating publication activities - bibliometrics: Evaluating publication channels

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Helsinki University Library's guide


Oulu university Library's guide

Evaluation based on scientific publishing

Evaluating publication channels

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The Publication Forum (JuFo)

The Publication Forum system is a qualitative classification of scientific publication channels including scientific journals, publication series, conferences, and book publishers in all scientific fields. The purpose of the Publication Forum is to provide a system for both quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the scientific publication practices. As of 2015 the classification is to serve as a quality indicator for the whole scientific publication production of universities within the Ministry of Education and Culture funding model.

The rating has three levels: 1 = basic; 2 = leading; 3 = top. Other identified publication channels that have not received level 1 rating are marked with 0. The Publication Forum operates within The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and involves 23 field specific evaluation panels.

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Journal Impact Factor, IF

The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is the average number of citations received per paper published in that journal during the two preceding years, in any given year (journals that are indexed in Web of Science database). The impact factor of an academic journal can be found from Journal Citation Reports –database. Journals can be browsed by name or by subject area. You can for example check what the top journals in your discipline are. JCR Science Edition contains 8400 and Social Sciences Edition 3000 scientific journals.

SCImago Journal Ranking, SJR

SCImago Journal Rank is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals provided by Scopus. SCImago Journal Rank is a free service where you can for instance search scientific journals by subject area.


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