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Indicators for journals evaluation

Selected indicators for scientific journals evaluation:

Essential indicators:

Additional indicators:

Sources of the indicators described above:

  • Journal Citation Reports - Online Access to JCR (since 1997) on Web of Science
    • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Science Edition
    • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Social Sciences Edition

    The current list of journals with the IFs is published mid-year of the following year.
    When looking for JCR database, choose "Additional Resources" after entering the platform ISI Web of Knowledge.

  • Master Journal List - Master Journal List is in Poland commonly called „lista filadelfijska”. The Master Journal List includes all journal titles covered in scientific products of Thomson Reuters, available on the ISI Web of Knowledge platform, among others in Web of Science (WoS) database. The Master Journal List is than broader than the list of journals available both in WoS and in JCR database.

    There is no information on Impact Factor values in the Master Journal List

  • List of the Ministry’s scored journals - The Ministry of Science and Higher Education publish a list of scored journals once a year. It consists of three parts:

    A – Journals with Impact Factor – IF, available in JCR database (20 to 50 points)
    B – Journals that do not have IF (0,25 to 10 poins)
    C – Journals available in European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) database (12/16/20 points)

    Application form for a scientific journal -The application form for submitting the scientific journal for evaluation in accordance with the criteria and procedures published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This application form is available through the Polish Scholarly Bibliography (Polska Bibliografia Naukowa, PBN), which is part of POL-on - System of Information on Higher Education.

  • INDEX COPERNICUS JOURNALS MASTER LIST (JML) - Current values of Index Copernicus (IC) factors for individual titles, estimated rates for the next year, journal’s publishing address, URL journal’s address, language of publication, availability in international databases). Data are available only for authorized users.
  • Scopus - It is an abstract and citation database where the number of citations, the value of h-index (Hirsch index) can be found (publications since 1996). It is also possible to compare scientific journals using the Journal Analyzer feature.
 

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