Introducing the contemporary contribution index for characterizing the recent, relevant impact of journals

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Abstract

The Garfield (Impact) Factor characterizes the measure of the up to date specific contribution of scientific journals to the total impact of the journals in a special field. A new indicator (Contemporary Contribution Index, CCI) was introduced in order to characterize the relative contribution of journals to recent, relevant knowledge of a corresponding field. The CC Index relates the number of citations received by a journal in a given year to the total number of citations obtained by all journals of the corresponding field in that year. Mean Garfield Factors and mean Contemporary Contribution Indexes were calculated for some fields and several journals. No significant correlation was found between the Garfield Factor (GF) and Contemporary Contribution Index (CCI) of journals. The ratios of the GF to CCI referring to the corresponding top 10, 20 or 50 per cent of the journals ranked by decreasing GF and CCI, strongly differ by field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages753-760
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Event11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2007 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 27 2007

Other

Other11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2007
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/25/076/27/07

Keywords

  • Eminence of journals
  • Highly cited papers
  • Impact factor
  • Reference standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Vinkler, P. (2007). Introducing the contemporary contribution index for characterizing the recent, relevant impact of journals. 753-760. Paper presented at 11th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2007, Madrid, Spain.