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Inst of Higher Education: Fall Webinar: Less Searching and More Finding: Bibliography on Impact Factors

More Reading on Impact Factors


Griffin, K. A. (2019). Building on our strengths and expanding our impact. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(1), 1-2. 10.1037/dhe0000110

Gruber, T. (2014). Academic sell-out: How an obsession with metrics and rankings is damaging academia. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 24(2), 165-177.

Hall, C. M., & Page, S. J. (2015). Following the impact factor: Utilitarianism or academic compliance? Tourism Management, 51, 309-312. 10.1016/j.tourman.2015.05.013

Holden, G., Rosenberg, G., Barker, K., & Onghena, P. (2006). An assessment of the predictive validity of impact factor scores: Implications for academic employment decisions in social work. Research on Social Work Practice, 16(6), 613-624.

Jarwal, S. D., Brion, A. M., & King, M. L. (2009). Measuring research quality using the journal impact factor, citations and "ranked journals": Blunt instruments or inspired metrics? Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 31(4), 289-300.

Matson, J. L., Lott, J. D., & Bielecki, J. (2003). A data-based method of ranking department, faculty and journals in professional impact. Higher Education Policy, 16(1), 109-120.

Matthews, H. (2002). Pedagogy, research and quality publishing. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 26(1), 5-11. 10.1080/03098260120110322

Stephen, T. D. (2011). A methodology for calculating prestige ranks of academic journals in communication: A more inclusive alternative to citation metrics. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 30(2), 63-71.

'Undue reliance' on journal impact factor in academic evaluation. (2019). Times Higher Education, (2404), 12-13.

West, R., & Rich, P. (2012). Rigor, impact and prestige: A proposed framework for evaluating scholarly publications. Innovative Higher Education, 37(5), 359-371. 10.1007/s10755-012-9214-3