Eugene Garfield first thought of the idea in 1955, but it would be decades later when the Journal
Citation Report was first utilized in the 1970s .
When he got a chance in the new PMandDC set-up, he availed this opportunity to convince his other colleagues in the Council to induct professional medical editors in the Journals
The mean listed cost of publication in the journals
was found to be $1567 CAN (+/- 613) with the majority of the journals
created within the past 7 years.
Secondly, journal selection should not be solely based on the impact factor as it is not the sole criteria for assessing journal quality, other factors like acceptance rate, editorial board, quality of articles published, publisher, and APCs of the journal
should also be taken into consideration.
As asserted in the report: "Each editorial staff and board of editors has an academic identity, and we are arguing that who they are is what the journals
In many countries of the region, the journals
are mainly published to promote the authors in the first place, to be indexed to increase the number of publications from the country of origin in the second place, and lastly to disseminate scientific news and promote the boundaries of science, if possible at all.
Most authors and readers appreciate that citation counts of a researcher's publications are a better measure than the impact factors of the journals
in which the researcher publishes, which are measures only of the average impact of all the articles in the journals
The six A* journals included Journal of Marketing with the highest number of unaided recalls, 714 (9.9%), followed by Journal of Marketing Research with 659 (9.2%) unaided recalls, Journal of Consumer Research with 598 (8.3%), Marketing Science with 470 (6.5%), Journal of Academy of Marketing Science with 389 (5.4%), and the Journal
of Retailing with 282 (3.9%).
Since it costs virtually nothing for a publisher to supply a library with an extra journal, a publisher will wish to strike a deal with a library to take all the journals
to which it does not already have full subscriptions.
Before long, we were talking about 'Why not include the journals
?' and then the synergies became apparent." For authors and journal editors, Cohen said the deal brings "the opportunities for increased access to libraries through consortia deals and stronger journal packages (that) foreshadow increased impact, usage and both subscription and intellectual growth."
Burns has outlined many similarities between the landscape Morris describes with such clarity in the Journals
and the landscape of Tolkien's Middle-earth.
In the meantime, some professors will find that the old adage "publish or perish" has become "publish in a high-impact journal or perish." (3) Journal editors will have to continue to seek ways to assure that the journals
they have entrusted to them maximize opportunities for journal/article recognition.