Parametric value of scientific journals and the daily research practice. The case of Polish humanities in the first decade of the 21st century Cover Image

Wartość parametryczna czasopism naukowych a codzienna praktyka badawcza. Casus polskiej humanistyki pierwszej dekady XXI w.
Parametric value of scientific journals and the daily research practice. The case of Polish humanities in the first decade of the 21st century

Author(s): Piotr Nowak
Subject(s): Other
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Keywords: citation analysis; clusters of documents; humanities; impact factor; scientific journals

Summary/Abstract: The article assumes that the high value of a journal becomes a fact only when its articles form a cluster of documents based on citations by other journals of high value. Only then does the journal become a carrier of the research paradigm in its discipline. However, a citation analysis of selected Polish humanities periodicals does not confirm this assumption. Distribution of parametric value of the journals is random, with a clear predominance of non-impact factor journals. The analysis presents results of a study conducted on ten leading Polish philological journals. The chronological scope of the analysis was limited to years 2000−2009.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2 (13)
  • Page Range: 99-115
  • Page Count: 17