Impact Factor Resources

Articles and Editorials by Nurses about Impact Factor

Bjørn, A., Hundrup, Y. A., Wagne, L. (2008). Doctoral prepared nurses in Denmark and their scientific production between 1976 and 2005.  International Nursing Review 55(2):227-33.

Freda, M. C. (2006).  Don Quixote, David and Me.  Nursing Outlook 54(1):58-59.

Johnstone, M. J. (2007). Journal impact factors: implications for the nursing profession. International Nursing Review 54(1):35-40.

Ketefian, S., & Freda, M. C. (2009).Impact Factors and Citations Counts: A State of Disquiet. International Journal of Nursing Studies 46(6), 751-752.

Smith, D. R., Hazelton M. (2008). Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing. Nursing Health Science 10(4):260-5.

General Impact Factor Resources

This list are resources that have been recommended by nursing journal editors. It is not a comprehensive list, but we do intend to add to it as Editors send recommendations for the list!

Allen, L., Jones, C., Dolby, K., Lynn, D., & Walport, M. (2009). Looking for landmarks: The role of expert review and bibliometric analysis in evaluating scientific publication outputs. PLoS ONE,4(6), e5910. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005910

Althouse, B. M., West, J. D., Bergstrom, T., & Bergstrom, C. T. (2009). Differences in impact factor across fields and over time.Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology60(1), 27-34. doi: 10.1002/asi.20936

Castelnuovo, G., Limonta, D., Sarmiento, L., & Molinari, E. (2010). A more comprehensive index in the evaluation of scientific research: The single researcher impact factor proposal. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health, 5(6), 109-114.
doi: 10.2174/1745017901006010109

Garfield, E. (2006). The history and meaning of the journal impact factor. Journal of the American Medical Association, 295(1), 90-93. doi:10.1001/jama.295.1.90

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 & Management, 31, 289-300. doi: 10.1080/13600800903191930

Ketefian, S., Dai, Y. T., Hanucharurnkul, S., Mendes, I. A., & Norman, I. J. (2010). Environments for nursing scholarship and journal impact factor in five countries. International Nursing Review, 57, 343-351. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00819.x

Ketefian, S., & Freda, M. (2009). Guest editorial. Impact factors and citation counts: A state of disquiet. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46, 571-752. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.08.009

Lillquist, E., & Green, S. (2010). The discipline dependence of citation statistics. Scientometrics, 84, 749-762. doi:10.1007/s11192-010-0162-3

Lozano, G. A, Lariviere, V., & Gingras, Y. (2012). The weakening relationship between the impact factor and papers’ citations in the digital age. Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63, 2140-2145. doi: 10.1002/asi.22731

McVeigh, M. E., & Mann, S. J. (2009). The journal impact factor denominator: Defining citable (counted) items. Journal of the American Medical Association, 302, 1107-1109. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1301

Neff, B. D., & Olden, J. D. (2010). Not so fast: Inflation in impact factors contributes to apparent improvements in journal Quality.BioScience, 60, 455-459. doi: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.6.9

Oermann, M.H. (2012). Impact factors and clinical specialty nursing journals. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 299-300.

Oermann, M.H., & Shaw-Kokot, J. (2013) Impact factors of nursing journals: What nurses need to know. Journal of Continuing
Education in Nursing, 44, 293-301.

Owlia, P., Vasei, M., Goliaei, B., & Nassiri, I. (2011). Normalized impact factor (NIF): An adjusted method for calculating the citation rate of biomedical journals. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44, 216-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2010.11.002

Polit, D. F., & Northam, S. (2011). Impact factors in nursing journals. Nursing Outlook, 59(1), 18-28. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2010.11.001

Smith, D. R. (2010). A longitudinal analysis of bibliometric and impact factor trends among the core international journals of nursing, 1977–2008. International Journal of Nursing 
Studies, 47, 1491-1499. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.05.006

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