Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10 | ARTICLE

Title: INFORMATION METRICS: IMPACT FACTOR IN PRACTICE

Author: Vitor Roque (vitor.roque@ipg.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10

Abstract:
This article presents concepts and considerations about information metric studies and the main methods and techniques used as infometrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics and webometrics. The importance of measuring and publishing the results of scientific research is discussed, mainly the concepts and methods related to the Impact Factor for the evaluation of scientific production. It is also takes a practical approach to the Impact Factor using the JCR – Journal Citation Reports and the SJR – SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Concepts and comments about Web Impact Factor are also presented, among others, as the variables used to make the calculations.

Keywords: information metrics; metrical studies; bibliometrics laws; impact factor; SCImago journal rank




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