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Book and Media Orders

To request the library order a book, journal, video, microfilm, or other format of material :

Contact your Librarian: Rachel_Wadham@byu.edu

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Assessing the Quality of Journals

Journal Publication Aids

Free Idex and Factor Calculators

These freely available calculators can help you compute index and factors used to judge the scholarly influence of journals and researchers.  The numbers computed here are akin to the proprietary “impact factors.”  By computing numerous indexes and factors you can also get a better idea at the true impact a work has.

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Impact Factors

Impact Factors are proprietary numbers generated only by ISI, they can only be found in the database Journal Citation Reports (ISI).  For other accessible and freely available numbers see the information above.

What are impact factors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor

Differences in impact factor across fields and over time by: Benjamin M. Althouse, Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom, Theodore Bergstrom  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 60, No. 1. (2009), pp. 27-34.

 Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research? by Per O Seglen, professor 

Institute for Studies in Research and Higher Education (NIFU) Hegdehaugsveien 31 N-0352 Oslo Norway

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/314/7079/497

European Association of Science Editors Statement on the innapropaite use of impcat factors:

http://www.ease.org.uk/statements/EASE_statement_IFs_final.pdf

Open Access Textbooks

Open Access Journals

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