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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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The thorny issue of self-citing

Citing article from the literature to support a research report to be published in a journal is a necessary practice. The inclusion of pertinent, correct and precise cites allows the author to locate the work that is presented in the … Continue reading

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OJS

The increasing necessity for spreading the scientific knowledge has motivated the development of platforms of publishing management, including OJS, DpubS, OpenConf, Digital Commons, Scholastica, ScholarOne, among others, automating a significant amount of processes as sending of manuscripts, establishment of scope … Continue reading

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Open Access

Open Acess is the access without economic, technical or administrative restrictions, or those derived from copyright to digital resources that come from the academic and scientific production. This way, user can access free of charge through the network to the … Continue reading

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H, H5, G, i, i5

This is not a letter soup! They are the acronyms of some of the best known scientific production indexes. Both researchers and journals are ranked by their level of productivity and impact in the scientific community, usually measured by citations … Continue reading

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International presence

That scientific knowledge has no boundaries is an undeniable fact and that scientific journals have contributed to spread science and make it reach all or almost all corners of the world as well. However, every researcher must master a series … Continue reading

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Main types of limitations

In a recent post I commented on the importance of expressing the limitations of the study and from the feedback received by colleagues, researchers and readers of the blog School of Authors of Communicate, I was asked to go deeper … Continue reading

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