13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

Paper details

Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jana Machonská, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2008, 16.00 - 17.30, Auditorium D

Subject Categories in JCR Science Edition and Their “Median Impact Factor”

Autor: Věra Kroftová, Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., Agrotest fyto, Ltd., Czech Republic



Journals in the JCR database are assigned to 172 categories in Science Edition, each of them to one or more categories. The number of journals in individual categories significantly differs and ranges from 5 (ANDROLOGY) to 260 (BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY). One part of this contribution is aiming to determine the influence of the category median IF on the evaluation of R&D results in the CR. The value of the highest journal IFs in the categories has large margins: from 0.479 (ENGINEERING, MARINE) up to 63.342 (ONCOLOGY) while the marginal values of the category median IF are only from 0.275 (ENGINEERING, MARINE) to 2.949 (CELL BIOLOGY). It enables us to smooth the differences among marginal IF values in the identical or different categories if the median IF is properly used in the formula for the evaluation. In case the category median IF is a number close to 1, the result is influenced only slightly. All of the 172 categories were included in nine groups in this contribution: medicine (51), engineering (42), biology (22), mathematics and informatics (12), agriculture (11), geosciences (10), chemistry (10), physics (9), multidisciplinary (5). Czech and Slovak journals in JCR subject categories are also presented.

About author:

Mgr. Věra Kroftová is a head of the library and information centre at the Agricultural Research Institute Kroměříž, Ltd., and provides information services for the Agrotest fyto, Ltd. She conducted several projects, in which cooperation of crop research institutes in the field of special information was initiated. She provides information services for scientists and researchers and collects their publications. Since 2007, she has been responsible for the evaluation of the researchers´ publication activity. She administrates an on-line catalogue of the library and the Union Catalogue KAZEK comprising three research library collections. In 2002 and 2004, she worked in organizing committees of two international conferences. She is a member of SKIP (Union of Librarians and Information Specialists), and a member of the professional organization IAALD (International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists). She has taken part in information conferences and workshops with her contributions. In 2005, she participated in the 11th IAALD Congress in Lexington, USA. Since that she has advocated help for developing countries in the field of special agricultural information (e.g. a lecture for Phd students of the Institute of Tropics and Subtropics in Prague, and a lecture of Jinonice Information Mondays for Faculty of Arts students).

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