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On the self-evaluation of a journal’s impact factor

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Author(s): Klaus D. Kubinger | Nina Heuberger | Herbert Poinstingl

Journal: Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling
ISSN 2190-0493

Volume: 52;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 142;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: impact factor | Google Scholar | ISI Web of Knowledge

ABSTRACT
The self-evaluation of the impact factor of a journal using Google Scholar search is suggested. This allows a less established journal to offer a submitting author some objective information of the journal’s visibility and reception within scientific community. Though self-evaluation is costly in terms of labor, it is a viable procedure – as illustrated through the example of the journal Psychology Science Quarterly.
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