Modified Impact Factor (MIF) at specialty level: a way forward

Saima Masood, and Muhammad Iftikhar Hanif, and Tan, Tek Song (2012) Modified Impact Factor (MIF) at specialty level: a way forward. In: International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY 2012), 10-13 October 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.


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Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is gold standard in the field of bibliometric whether published or perished. Its opposition is mainly because of inter- and intra-disciplinary discrepancies. By normalization compared to highest JIF, Modified Impact Factor (MIF) were calculated at disciplines, branches and specialties level & termed as Red, Yellow and Green MIF respectively. For this purpose 10 Top JIF during 2010 from some disciplines of medical & engineering were taken. Then JIF of their branches and specialties were accounted and converted to MIF. Comparative analysis of MIF was more meaningful to remove inter- and intra-disciplinary discrepancies. This new method will help universities as well as researchers to find their proper place values at the specialty level in the era of advancing bibliometric in general & journal reputation, in particular.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometric; impact factor; citation index; normalized impact factor
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 01:09
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 07:53

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