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Title: Three new bibliometric parameters to rerank microbiology periodicals
Authors: Sengupta, I N
Issue Date: Sep-1989
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Citation study is now considered as one of the au then tic tools for selection of scientific periodicals. However, ranking journals by traditional method of citation counting is not free from limitations. The paper shows ways and means to eliminate these pitfalls by application of three new bibliometric parameters introduced by Sengupta earlier. It is stressed that these new parameters are capable' of making a ranking list of any scientific discipline more authentic and need-based as they arrange journals according to their scientific interest in relation to total number of articles published; compactness of information content in a scientific journal; and scientific value of the published papers in relation to compactness of presentation. As a case study these parameters have been applied to the first ten core journals of microbiology identified earlier. The paper presents a revised ranking order of these journals and the importance of this new ranking order is discussed from the point of view of its utility to users.
Page(s): 69-74
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.36(3) [September 1989]

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