Increasing Citations and Improving Your Impact Factor
|Quantitative metrics are of increasing importance in |
the evaluation of scholarly research, as universities, governments and
funding bodies try to find ways of making their hiring, funding and
investment decisions according to measurable criteria. This has had a
significant effect on journals publishing, with the well-known Impact
Factor quickly brought into play as a ready-made indicator of the
quality and significance of a published piece of work.
At SAGE we are determined to support our journal editors
and publishing partners in maximizing citations to the articles they
publish without ever trying to ‘game’ the system, which can only
compromise perceived quality.
We do this specifically by providing editors with the
tools to make informed decisions about what sorts of articles and
topics they might wish to commission, which potential authors to contact
for relevant papers, etc. More generally, all our marketing and online
activities are developed with the aim of increasing citations integral
to their design.
When evaluating strategies to increase the citation performance of your journal, it is useful to consider: