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Journal Impact Factor Tool Unveiled at Academic Department Library Liaisons Meeting
12-Mar-2014 Newsletter article

The Library recently held its annual meeting for academic department library liaisons and a journal impact factor tool was unveiled to assist with identifying high impact journals. Follow this link to the e-Library Research Materials page and locate the “Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Impact Factor Reports” link in the bottom right of the page. Note that the data is a three year average impact factor for 2009-2011.

In addition to that tool, the library has two guides to assist departments and faculty in identifying high impact journals and documenting research productivity. The Cited Reference Searching Guide covers search techniques and resources that offer the ability to search the list of references (or footnotes) found in journal articles, books, and websites to show article impact.

The Promotion & Tenure Guide provides resources useful to individuals who need to evaluate research and its impact. It includes information about journal acceptance rates, citation analysis, journal rankings, and creating publication lists. For questions about how to use the resources found in either of these guides, contact Lorrie Pellack or Jeff Kushkowski.

To help increase research visibility, we recommend publishing in high-impact or open access journals.  The Library’s Open Access Guide provides information in this area. For questions about open access publishing, contact Emma Molls or Megan O’Donnell.

Research visibility can be increased by depositing scholarship in the ISU Digital Repository. A guide to Digital Repository @ Iowa State University is provided, and questions can be directed to Harrison Inefuku

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