Author Archives: Rafael Repiso

Impact factor, a scientific indicator to measure scientific journals

The Impact Factor is a Bibliometric Indicator devised by Eugene Garfield in 1955 (Garfield, 1955) in order to assess quantitatively and annually the contribution as a set that makes a magazine to the science. To do this, the magazine takes … Continue reading

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Wolf in sheep’s clothing- Fraudulent journals

The antitheses of quality journals are fraudulent journals. In the last years, as a negative consequence of the appearance of digital magazines, and more specifically of the Open Access models in which the author assumes them costs of edition (golden … Continue reading

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Fraudulent and false metric indexes. A scam for publishers and authors

The fraudulent systems of evaluation of journals are a secondary phenomenon, derived largely of the need of accreditation of the fraudulent journals and of the emptiness existing to evaluate journals of second order beyond of the databases of Thomson Reuters … Continue reading

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To pay or not to pay for publishing

What is this of paying for publishing articles? The intention of this entry is to introduce the subject so that the reader gets a deep and contextual view of the matter and then he or she can draw his or … Continue reading

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The key: the reviewers

The review and the reviewer in context. A research journal is a system of validation and diffusion of scientific information, the last link in the research process. In the 2.0 era., where with Internet authors can make their own diffusion … Continue reading

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Selecting journals to publish…

The selection of journals, in order of trying to publish our work in them, is a process that can be done proactively or reactively. Like everything in life, proactivity is always recommended, allowing planning from the first moment and therefore … Continue reading

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