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Improving the quality of my journal and increase its impact factor

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Apresentação feita por Danilo Collalto Paulo no IV Ciclo de Debates Periódicos UFSC realizado no dia 05 de maio de 2015 na Biblioteca Central da UFSC

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Improving the quality of my journal and increase its impact factor

  1. 1. Improving the quality of my journal and increase its impact factor Danilo Collalto Paulo Intellectual Property & Science Scientific and Scholarly Research
  2. 2. Introducing myself and asking a few questions In this audience: How many of you collaborate in a journal indexed in ISI Web of Science? How many of you represent a publisher of multiple journals? How many of you are members of an editorial board? How many of you are reviewers? How many of you have access to WoS and JCR?
  3. 3. THOMSON REUTERS JOURNAL SELECTION PROCESS
  4. 4. FACTS 3 papers will be read by a researcher in a year, on average200+ of journals (50,000+) on average a scientist is capable of reading in a year 0.4% Tenopir C. What Scientists Really Need. In: American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting (AAAS). Washington D.C.; 2005.
  5. 5. BRADFORD'S LAW 4 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 %ofdatabase # of journals Articles Citations A relatively small number of journals publish the majority of significant scholarly results
  6. 6. For decades, Thomson Reuters has carefully evaluated journals for potential inclusion in the database 100 % of the top 100 universities have Web of Science GOLD STANDARD used by 5,000+ institutions in 100+ countries scholarshi p Selective, yet comprehensive BESTDiscover the world’s
  7. 7. JOURNAL SELECTION : MAIN OBJECTIVES 1. To evaluate and select the best scholarly journal content available today for coverage in Web of Science. As a result, the Web of Science is known as the worldwide source for top tier scholarly research published in the best international and regional journals. 2. Provide the worldwide publishing community with objective standards useful in building world-class publications. Thomson Reuters has built lasting partnerships with the global scholarly publishing community. We work together to improve the quality of scholarly communication everywhere in the world. 6
  8. 8. 3000+ 10 ~ 12% Accepted A continual process of evaluation and assessment of existing journals Necessary information is provided based upon a consistent selection process
  9. 9. A list of current journals in collection http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl
  10. 10. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis Four Points of Evaluation
  11. 11. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • Timeliness of publication • International Editorial Conventions • English language Bibliographic Information • Peer Review
  12. 12. Timeliness of publication • A journal must be published according to its stated publication schedule • Must receive three current issues in sequence to begin evaluation Ja n Mar May Jul Sep Nov Journal 1 Journal 2 Journal 3 Journal 4 Journal 5 Journal 6 The content is robust with sufficient manuscripts in the pipeline
  13. 13. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • Timeliness of publication • International Editorial Conventions • English language Bibliographic Information • Peer Review
  14. 14. 13 Informative Journal titles International Editorial Conventions Fully descriptive Article titles and abstracts Full address information for every author
  15. 15. 14 International Editorial Conventions Complete bibliographic information for all cited references
  16. 16. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • Timeliness of publication • International Editorial Conventions • English language Bibliographic Information • Peer Review
  17. 17. English language Bibliographic Information • Article titles • Author names and addresses • Cited references in the Roman alphabet • Abstracts and Keywords
  18. 18. English language Bibliographic Information However, English language content is not always essential in some areas of the Arts & Humanities such as national literature studies where full text in the native language is normal.
  19. 19. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • Timeliness of publication • International Editorial Conventions • English language Bibliographic Information • Peer Review
  20. 20. Peer Review must be an explicit part of the publishing process
  21. 21. Funding source is also recommended whenever possible
  22. 22. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • How does this journal compare with covered journals of similar scope? • Is this subject already well covered? • Will this journal enrich WoS with novel content? Core coverage in Web of Science is not static !
  23. 23. What journals are covered in specific subject category?
  24. 24. What journals are covered in specific subject category? What journals are covered in specific subject category?
  25. 25. What are the contents in a journal of interest ?
  26. 26. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • Does this journal target an International or Regional audience? • Do authors, editors, Editorial Advisory Board members represent the international research community?
  27. 27. Publication Name=(Clinical Infectious Diseases ) Impact Factor (2012) : 9.374 EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Pratumthani, Thailand Roberto Badaro, Salvador, Brazil Carol J. Baker, Houston Fernando Baquero, Madrid, Spain John G. Bartlett, Baltimore Stephen G. Baum, New York John E. Bennett, Bethesda Emilio Bouza, Madrid, Spain Yehuda Carmeli, Tel Aviv, Israel G. Ralph Corey, Durham Erika M.C. D'Agata, Boston Silvano Esposito, Naples, Italy Javier Garau, Barcelona, Spain Jose M. Gatell, Barcelona, Spain M. Lindsay Grayson, Melbourne, Australia James G. Hakim, Harare, Zimbabwe Carol A. Kauffman, Ann Arbor Keith P. Klugman, Atlanta Umesh G. Lalloo, Congella, South Africa Stephen D. Lawn, Cape Town, South Africa Catherine Leport, Paris, France Daniel P. Lew, Geneva, Switzerland Lionel A. Mandell, Hamilton, Canada Jeanne M. Marrazzo, Seattle Thomas J. Marrie, Halifax, Canada Daniel M. Musher, Houston Carl Erik Nord, Stockholm, Sweden Timothy Peto, Oxford, England Didier Raoult, Marseille, France Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios, Tlalpan, Mexico Marisela Silva, Caracas, Venezuela Vincent Soriano, Madrid, Spain Soumya Swaminathan, Chennai, India Joseph M. Vinetz, La Jolla Gui-Qiang Wang, Beijing, China Andreas F. Widmer, Basel, Switzerland Kwok-yung Yuen, Hong Kong, China Anita K. M. Zaidi, Karachi, Pakistan Abigail D. Zuger, New York 15 9 Countries / territories represented in article level (Web of Science) Do the contributing authors, EAB represent the international research community ? Source: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org (as of 18 October 2013) Source: Thomson Reuters Web of Science (as of 18 October 2013)
  28. 28. Publication Name=(Neurological Research) The need for international diversity is viewed in relationship to the target audience for the journal 60 Countries / territoriesInternational audience Source: Thomson Reuters Web of Science (as of 18 October 2013)
  29. 29. Publication Name=(Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology) 34 Countries / territories The need for international diversity is viewed in relationship to the target audience for the journal Regional focus Source: Thomson Reuters Web of Science (as of 18 October 2013)
  30. 30. Regional Journals • From 2007-2009 • focused on a collection of more than 10,000 regional journals • 1600 met the review standards for inclusion in the Web of Science • accounting for 55% of all new journals indexed between 2005-2010 29
  31. 31. Regional focus Journals • Importance is measured in terms of content specificity: – Will it enrich coverage of a subject? – Will it provide specific regional perspective? • Publish excellent research targeted at a regional rather than international audience • Citation Impact may be low to moderate – but stable • Regional journals meet all journal selection criteria 30
  32. 32. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis • New journals - Citations to authors’ and editors’ prior work. • Established Journals - Estimated Impact Factor - How the journal compares to other journals in its field
  33. 33. 32 1 2 4 3 5 How your journal has been cited in Web of Science ?
  34. 34. How your journal has been cited in Web of Science ?
  35. 35. Identifying the papers that cited your journal
  36. 36. 35 Impact Factor (2012) = Cites in 2012 to 2010 and 2011 papers Citable items published in 2010 and 2011 The average number of citations in 2012 to scholarly material that was published in the prior two years 201220112010 Source paper – published in 2012 Cited reference – published in 2010 or 2011 Citations 2012 Impact Factor All Previous Years 2009 2013 Time Calculation of Impact Factor
  37. 37. 36 Calculation of Impact Factor Journal: ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW Categories: BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT Self Citations
  38. 38. Self Citations Source: 2009 JCR Journal was suppressed from 2010. Effect of Self Citations on rank in category: From Q1 To Q4 •Chemistry, Medicinal •Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  39. 39. 85% Most journals have self- citation rates of less than or equal to 15% Source: JCR Science Edition (2010) • Excessive self-citation weakens the integrity of the journal’s Impact Factor • Journals with excessive self-citation may be suppressed from Journal Citation Reports until the problem is corrected
  40. 40. Journal Selection Process for Web of Science Journal Publishing Standards Editorial Content International Diversity Citation Analysis
  41. 41. URLs: • Journal selection process in Portuguese http://wokinfo.com/essays/journal-selection-process/ • How to submit a Journal http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/info/journalsubmission-front/
  42. 42. How Can I Improve my Journal? 1. Enrollment of more internationally high impact researcher in journal editorial board 2. Active recruitment of high-impact articles 3. More careful article selection 4. Offering authors better services 5. Boosting the journal’s media profile 6. Finding niches • New England J Med • Ann Intern Med • BMJ • JAMA • Lancet • Med J Australia • Can Med Assn J M. Chew, E. V. Villanueva, and M. B. Van Der Weyden, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 100 (3), 142 (2007). Thomson Reuters can help.
  43. 43. How to “get” an impact factor? • Pass the selection process • Be indexed during 3 years 47 How to “keep” an impact factor? • Be ethical • Keep self Citations under 15% How to “increase” an impact factor? • Professionalize your staff • Professionalize your processes • Be strategic In brief:
  44. 44. Publication Processing 3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA ts.prsupport@thomsonreuters.com
  45. 45. SCHOLARONE MANUSCRIPTS • Our business is global • Over 500 international customers • 15 million registered users • 1.8 million submissions from 237 countries • 1.2 million original submissions – 5,000 submission a day – Largest: USA (258,259) – Smallest: Saint Vincent & the Grenadines / Marshall Islands / Vatican (1) – BRAZIL: 98 Journals
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  58. 58. THANK YOU Danilo Collalto Scientific & Scholarly Research Thomson Reuters danilo.collalto@thomsonreuters.com

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