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Title: The topic normalized impact factor
Authors: Dorta-González, Pablo 
Dorta-González, María Isabel
UNESCO Clasification: 120910 Teoría y técnicas de muestreo
120903 Análisis de datos
1202 Análisis y análisis funcional
Keywords: Journal assessment
Journal metric
Bibliometric indicator
Citation analysis
Journal impact factor, et al
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The journal impact factor is not comparable among fields of science because of systematic differences in publication and citation behaviour across disciplines. In this work, a source normalization of the journal impact factor is proposed. We use the aggregate impact factor of the citing journals as a measure of the citation potential in the journal topic, and we employ this citation potential in the normalization of the journal impact factor. An empirical application in a set of 224 journals from four different fields shows that our normalization, using the citation potential in the journal topic, reduces the between-group variance with respect to the within-group variance in a higher proportion than the rest of indicators analysed.
Source: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Scientometrics & informetrics
Appears in Collections:Actas de congresos
Proceeding ISSI 2015
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