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Citations

Citations indicate the use and dissemination of research findings, originally developed as an alternative to classification of subject areas.

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Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a product from Thomson Reuters that annually publishes Journal Impact Factors (JIF).

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Journal Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factors (JIF) was a system conceived by Eugene Garfield in 1955 as a means of identifying journals for inclusion in Science Citation Index (SCI).

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Journal indexes

Some journal indexes order journals according to their 'quality', while other indexes function more as a directory.

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Ranking systems

Rankings use quantitative methods to indicate research quality. There are rankings for journals and universities, as well as for individual researchers.

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Ulrichsweb

Ulrichsweb is a global directory of journals offering an overview of accessible journals and their characteristics.

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