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Impact Factor and Open Access Journals

The other day I wrote about ISI Impact Factor and and drew analogies between ego-surfing and Impact Factor monitoring.

Today I want to share with you my ideas on how to boost your own Impact Factor.

My idea is based on the belief that ISI Impact Factor does not take into consideration the circulation or readership of a journal, nor does it consider the rank or relevancy of the citing source (unlike Google PageRank™).

First, an one-line introduction to Open Access (OA) Journals: Open Access journals are high-quality, scholary or peer-reviewed periodical publications that do not restrict access to their readership through embargos, pay-per-view, or such licensing restrictions.

How to Boost Your Impact Factor

For the next artcile you wish to publish, consider submitting to a Open Access Journal (link to over 800 Open Access Journals). By the very definition, OA journals are much more widely read than the expensive (and hithero known as prestigious) journals. Further, search engines like Google index their full text, thus making them comeup more and more for deep-searches. My premise is that the more fellow researchers are likely to read your article, the more likey they are to cite them.

Some publishers opposed to OA models are very concerned that this idea may take off. If the word spreads that OA journals buy you a better Impact Factor, more people will write for OA journals, shaking the fundamentals of scholary publications business.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Last Modified: 3/31/2004 10:49:14 AM

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