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Journal Publishing and Citation Tracking: A Guide for Babson Faculty

An informational guide covering important aspects of the journal publishing process (discipline-based or pedagogical fields); Open Access journals (including predatory publishers); and journal citation tracking

Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Daryl Bullis
Liaison to:
Arts & Humanities
Accounting & Law
History & Society
Mathematics, Analytics, Science, & Technology
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Journal Impact Factors and Metrics

There are several ways to evaluate journals' metrics for ranking purposes. One common method is by valuing a journal's impact factor (JIF) to determine its relative strength in comparison to other similar journals in a given discipline. Journals can also be valued by citation impact. Article-level citations are averaged for specific journals to create the citation impact of those journals. Article-level citations are also taken as aggregates to evaluate the impact of specific authors and/or their articles.

To track citation counts by author or article, consult any or all of the following resources:

Google Scholar Citations (use to claim ownership of your published research indexed in Google Scholar, track citation counts)

Arizona State University Library Guide for Citation Research and Impact Metrics

A very detailed and useful guide for citation counts, journal rankings, and more.