Journal Impact Factor Weighted by SJR and 5-Year IF indicators of Citing Sources

Journal of Scientometric Research,2018,7,2,xx-xx.
Published:July 2018
Type:Research Article

Ramiz M Aliguliyev, Narmin A Adigozalova

Institute of Information Technology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. 9A, B. Vahabzade Street. AZ1141 Baku. AZERBAIJAN.


Modified versions of the Impact factor (IF) have been suggested in recent years. The primary aim of those is to eliminate the limitations indicated by IF researchers. The most noteworthy among these limitations is that the indicator ignores the prestige of citing source. For this purpose, a weighted IF is proposed in the article which takes into consideration the prestige of a citing source. As a measure of the prestige of the source – the indicators of Web of Science and Scopus databases (5IF and SJR indicators) are selected. In the article comparison of proposed weighted IF with other indicators carried out on various metrics. Experiment results demonstraed that correlation between IF and weighted IF is not so high. It means that consideration of citing source prestige is important.

Key words: Impact Factor, Weighted Impact Factor, SJR, SNIP, Journal prestige, Five Year Impact Factor.

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Aliguliyev RM, Adigozalova NA. Journal Impact Factor Weighted by SJR and 5-Year IF indicators of Citing Sources. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2018;7(2):xx-xx. doi:xx.