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Journal Analysis: Macdonald-Kelce Library

This guide reviews ISI Web of Science, Ulrichsweb Global Serial Directory and Cabell's Directory.

Resources for finding Journal Impact

Understanding a journal's impact can help researchers find the best journals to place their work. It can also help direct students and faculty to the top journals in their field for research.This guide will review ISI Web of Science, Cabell's Journal Directory, and Ulrichsweb Global Serial Directory.

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Citation Impact

Citation impact quantifies the citation usage of scholarly works.[1][2][3][4][5] It is a result of citation analysis or bibliometrics. Among the measures that have emerged from citation analysis are the citation counts for an individual article, an author, and an academic journal (from Wikipedia).


In scholarly and scientific publishing, altmetrics are non-traditional metrics[2] proposed as an alternative[3] to more traditional citation impact metrics, such as impact factor and h-index.[4] The term altmetrics was proposed in 2010,[1] as a generalization of article level metrics,[5] and has its roots in the #altmetrics hashtag (from Wikipedia).

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