Discrepancies re "Journal of Informetrics"

Gerritsma, Wouter Wouter.Gerritsma at WUR.NL
Wed Jan 9 08:33:29 EST 2013

This misunderstanding arises from the fact that JCR uses an arcane interface.
A researcher has to guess first in which part of the database a journal will be located, and then search for a specific journal. He will not always start immediately in the right database part.
Many students in our courses make this mistake as well. 

Wouter Gerritsma

-----Original Message-----
From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics [mailto:SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Paul Colin de Glouce?ter
Sent: woensdag 9 januari 2013 14:27
Subject: Re: [SIGMETRICS] Discrepancies re "Journal of Informetrics"

On January 9th, 2013, Andrew Plume clarified:
|"JoI is listed in the *Social Science* edition [. . .]                |
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|I can confirm that in JCR today I am able to verify the IF as reported|
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|Andrew Plume"                                                         |

Thank you for clarifying that it was listed by 2011 JCR Social Sciences Edition instead of 2011 JCR Science Edition. I confirm it.

The Elsevier website did not make it clear that The "Journal of Informetrics" was not listed by 2011 JCR Science Edition.

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