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
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.