SNTPI '09 Sistem naučno-tehnoloških i poslovnih informacija, Belgrade
Is there an alternative to the impact factor?
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad
Abstract: The paper describes three alternatives to the Impact factor as an indicator of quality of Serbian scientific journals: Eigenfactor, SCImago Journal Rank and Hirsch index. Relationships among them, as well as their relationships with standard Impacts factors used in the Journal Citation Report, and CEES Bibliometric report are examined. The main obstacle to their eventual inclusion to national evaluative practice is their low discriminability (h index), and the lack of support for inclusion of data originating from different information sources (SJR and EF). However, journal weighted citation counts seems like a relevant issue to be examined by further analysis.