Saturday, July 20, 2013

Journal Impact Factor

Journal Impact Factor

Scientifically Derived Journal Impact Factor

Universal Impact Factor {UIF}

The Universal Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a given period of time. The impact factor is used as standard dimension and the relative importance of a scientific journal within its field. The Universal Impact Factor is calculated by several scientific methods. No Evaluation Processing Fees.

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Authors and research scholars normally wants to obtain quantitative measures of journals' quality and to know how different journals compare in these measures. The Universal Imfact Factor, a number calculated annually for each scientific journal based on the average number of times its articles have been referenced in other articles, was never intended to be used to evaluate individual scientists, but rather as a measure of journal quality. The impact factor is used for comparison of different journals within a certain field. The impact factor is dependent on discipline, perhaps because of the speed with which papers get cited in a field.

Evaluation Policy
Journal's Eligibility Criteria :
Journal those have valid ISSN No. (Online / Print) can apply for Universal Impact Factor {UIF} and eligible for it. The Universal Impact Factor {UIF} is calculated per year based on several criteria's. Articles are selected and cited in Knowledge Database Service will consider for Impact Factor. Journal's who get Impact Factor will be displayed on this portal and also informed to respective journal.
Evaluation Methodology :
The journals are evaluated on various quality factors which affects Impact Factor of the journal. We are classified these factors in following 4 categories :-
1) Publishing Quality
  • Publication Counts : The no. of articles cited for respective year of that journal.
  • Journal Prestige : This factor includes the overall performance and impact of the journal in market.
  • Journal Discipline : Discipline of the journal.
  • Journals Estimated Importance and Relevance of the Research Field.
  • The journals presence in various indexing services and directories and listings.
  • The main and important factor is Article publishing regularity, which is depends on frequency of the journals article publishing.
  • Articles Originality : It is the important factor for getting Universal Impact Factor. If any journal found Plagairism articles in there database then impact factor will get reduced.
  • If any journal is science & technlogy based then the Contribution to scientific quality will be measured by its article. Other disciplines are also considered for the same.
2) Manuscript Quality
This criteria is based on Article Publishing Quality. This criteria includes various DTP factors which affects quality of the article.
  • Correct page numbers and spelling in the document.
  • Checking text and page numbers in table of contents.
  • Checking and Ensuring tables, figures, references, etc., cited in text appear in the document.
  • Checking lists, paragraphs, figures, etc., numbered or lettered consecutively.
  • ensuring for no duplicate table and figure titles Checking hyperlinks to references.
  • Verifying subject and verb agreement in article.
  • Reviewing sentences for spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Checking style, size, and typeface for headings, titles, bullets, etc.
  • Checking of Insertion of appropriate page breaks
  • Ensuring consistent justification for text, callouts, cautions, warnings, etc.
  • Choosing correct size and layout of pages.
  • Ensuring consistent use of capitalization and spelling.
  • Applying proper numbering mechanics in the article.
  • Checking format for bibliographic references, i.e. according to any of Citation Style.
  • Using punctuation consistently.
3) Presentational Quality
  • Journal website design. i.e. ease of use, ease of access, online submission, payment methods. In case of print only then quality of printed version of journal, regularity of article publishing, back issue viewing.
  • Degree of acceptance and presence of journal in the International and National market.
  • Management bodies for the journal governance - such as Editorial Board, Advisory Board, Executive Board, Article Review Team etc.
  • The International representation of research fellows in the Editorial Board boosts the score of the journal, and it creates a chance to further the journal's development.
  • Printing quality of journal Cover page [i.e. all the items should appear clearly: title, ISSN No. (Print / Online), frequency of the journal, current volume/issue/part number, month/year etc.,]. And In case of print version (hard copy should send for reviewing).
  • The important factor of editorial quality is the standard composition of presented article manuscripts and adherence to a journal's instruction for its authors. For example, The summary should count 200-250 words and have a structured form, i.e. standard structure of an article (background, material and methods used, results, conclusion).
  • References and Indices should be presented in proper sequencing order (as they are cited in the text). The first five authors should be presented.
4) Editorial Quality
  • The journal should include detailed editorial and author guidelines information regarding manuscript preparation.
  • The journals editorial data ought to embrace a listing of Editorial Board members, editorial correspondence addresses, the name and address of the publisher, ISSN and frequency of article publishing (monthly, quarterly, bi annual, annual etc).
  • The language of publication: English is preferred, since this can be the universal.
  • Online Internet publications and its constant maintenance.
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