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Alternative Impact Factor
This explanation is based on that presented at: www.scirp.org/journal/Journalcitationdetails.aspx?JournalID=473
Several journal metrics are calculated. The first metric is
an alternative impact factor which is based on Google Scholar's citation count.
The journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the
proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the
Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). We
call this the JCR®JIF. DOAJ writes: "There is only one official, universally
recognised impact factor that is generated by Thomson Reuters; it is a
proprietary measure run by a profit making organisation. It runs against the
ethics and principles of open access." This journal has no JCR®JIF, but an
alternative Google-based impact factor.
Today 57 % of readers find their way to Journal of Basic
and Environmental Sciences (JBES)'s articles via
Google Scholar. No open or proprietary database is directing so many readers to
JBES articles. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable
for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful
source. For this reason,
JBES is calculating its own Impact Factor
based on Google Scholar's citation counts. Scientists are used to Thomson
Reuters' way of calculating an impact factor. For this reason, JBES
applies Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm as published on
wokinfo.com/essays/impact-factor in Figure 1. This algorithm is not
protected and can be used by anyone. In short: JBES
calculates a 2-year Google-based Journal Impact Factor (2-GJIF).
With respect to all articles from this
journal for the respective year:
A = number of articles published in 2014-2017 = 71
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