INTERNATIONAL

 

IMPACT FACTOR

Evaluation Policy

Journal's Eligibility Criteria :

Journal that have a valid ISSN No. (Online / Print) can apply for International Impact Factor {IIF} and be eligible for it.

The International Impact Factor {IIF} is calculated per year based on several criteria.

Articles are selected and cited in Knowledge Database Service and will be considered for Impact Factor.

Journals that get Impact Factor will be displayed on this portal.


Evaluation Methodology


The journals are evaluated on various quality factors which determine the Impact Factor of the journal. We have classified these factors in the following categories

1. Citation Factor (CF)

The citation factor is calculated as follows.

A = the number of times articles published in first year and second year were cited by journals, books, patent document, thesis, project reports, news papers, conference/ seminar proceedings, documents published in internet, notes and any other approved documents during third year

B = the total number of "citable items" published by that journal in first year and second year. ("Citable items" are usually articles, reviews, proceedings, notes or any other documents pre-reviewed before publishing it)

Citation Factor of third year = A/B.


New journals, which are indexed from their first published issue, will receive an impact factor after indexing it immediately.
For Example a journal published fist issue in June 2000, can get Journal Impact Factor for July 2000 onwards.
The journal impact factor relates to a specific time period; it is possible to calculate it for any desired period.

2. Originality in research (OR)

An original research article is the one based on original research, which means that if the knowledge is used properly, it leads to innovation of new ideas or further enhancements. The research produces new knowledge instead of summarizing known in a new form. There are many ways to produce new knowledge: observations, experiments, new approaches to solving existing problems, etc.

3. Scientific quality (SQ)

Scientific journals are meant for further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Scientific journals contain articles that have been peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal’s standards of quality, and scientific validity. The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results.

4. Publishing Quality (PQ)

Publication Counts : The no. of articles cited for respective year of that journal.
Journal Prestige : This factor includes the overall performance and impact of the journal in the market.
Journal Discipline : Discipline of the journal.
Journals Estimated Importance and Relevance of the Research Field.
The journal’s presence in various indexing services, directories and listings.
The main and important factor is journal publishing regularity

5. Manuscript Quality (MQ)

These criteria are based on Article Publishing Quality. These criteria include various factors which reflect the quality of the article. The English language of publication is preferred.
Correct page numbers and spelling in the document.
Checking text and page numbers in table of contents.
Checking and Ensuring tables, figures, references, etc. cited in text
Checking lists, paragraphs, figures, etc., numbered or lettered consecutively.
Ensuring that there are no duplicate tables and figure titles
Checking hyperlinks to references.
Reviewing sentences for spelling and grammatical mistakes.
Checking style, size, and typeface for headings, titles, bullets etc.
Checking of Insertion of appropriate page breaks
Ensuring consistent justification for text, callouts, cautions, warnings etc.
Choosing correct size and layout of pages.
Ensuring consistent use of capitalization and spelling.
Applying proper numbering mechanics in the article.
Checking format for bibliographic references, i.e. according to any of Citation Style.
Using punctuation consistently.

6. Presentation Quality (PRQ)

Journal website design i.e. ease of use, ease of access, online submission, payment methods. In case of print only then quality of printed version of journal, regularity of article publishing, back issue viewing.
Degree of acceptance and presence of journal in the International and National market.
Printing quality of journal Cover page [i.e. all the items should appear clearly: title, ISSN No. (Print / Online), frequency of the journal, current volume/issue/part number, month/year etc.]. And In case of print version, a hard copy should be sent for reviewing.
The important factor of editorial quality is the standard composition of presented article manuscripts and adherence to the journal's instructions for its authors. For example, the summary should count 200-250 words and have a structured form, i.e. standard structure of an article (background, material and methods used, results, conclusion).
References and Indices should be presented in proper sequencing order (as they are cited in the text). The first five authors should be presented.

7. Editorial Quality(EQ)

The journal should include management bodies for the journal governance - such as Editorial Board, Advisory Board, Executive Board, Article Review Team etc. and author guidelines information regarding manuscript preparation.
The journal editorial data ought to embrace a listing of Editorial Board members, editorial correspondence addresses, the name and address of the publisher, ISSN and frequency of article publishing (monthly, quarterly, bi annual, annual etc).

The International representation of research fellows in the Editorial Board boosts the score of the journal, and it creates a chance to further the journal's development.

8. Negative score (NS)

If the articles have the plagiarism issue and have been copied from the original article, negative score will be given.
Regularity and stability: Any issue late by one publishing period or unpublished will get negative points
Incorrect formatting of the articles not complying with the technical editing criteria will carry negative points

 

Method of Calculation

In a given period (Yearly/Half- yearly/ Quarterly/Monthly), the journal impact factor of a journal is the average number of citations received per paper published in that journal during the one or more preceding periods.


International Impact Factor (IIF) = CF+OR+SQ+PQ+MQ+PRQ+EQ-NS


 

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