The use of the Percentage Rank Position index for comparative evaluation of journals

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Abstract

In the present paper the Percentage Rank Position (PRP) index concluding from the principle of Similar Distribution of Information Impact in different fields of science (Vinkler, 2013), is suggested to assess journals in different research fields comparatively. The publications in the journals dedicated to a field are ranked by citation frequency, and the PRP-index of the papers in the elite set of the field is calculated. The PRP-index relates the citation rank number of the paper to the total number of papers in the corresponding set. The sum of the PRP-index of the elite papers in a journal, PRP (j,F) may represent the eminence of the journal in the field. The non-parametric and non-dimensional PRP(j,F) index of journals is believed to be comparable across fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-348
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Informetrics
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Citation rank
  • Elite set
  • Eminence of journals
  • Field differences
  • Percentage Rank Position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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