Wednesday, February 10, 2010

B - The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work

Crookes PA, Reis SL, Jones SC. The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work. Nurse Education Today. In press
(doi:10.1016/i.nedt.2009.09.016)

Publication in quality journals has long been a criterion for measuring academic performance. For some time the primary tools for assessing "journal quality" have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factor (JIFs). The paper describes a new tool, the Journal Evaluation Tool (JET), that may overcome some problems associated with the sole use of the JIFs and may be utilised as an alternative measure of journal quality.

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