Calidad de una revista científica: mucho más que impacto

  1. Ana Belén Salamanca Castro
NURE investigación: Revista Científica de enfermería

ISSN: 1697-218X

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 117

Type: Article

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Regrettably each time is more and more frequent to see criteria for research merit valuation which consider quality for publications using inadequate indicators and, therefore, they are not valid for measuring what they pretend to. Impact factor is only one indicator (among many others) that can inform about a journal’s quality, but there are many others indicators that are not considered in most of the merit evaluation, which reduces the valuation of journals’ quality (and, hence, of the articles published in them) to a JCR value. Impact factor is a bibliometric index which is based on the number of citations of the articles published in a two-year period and the number of published articles in that period of time, so, it is a valuation mode that does not valuate the article itself, and because of that it is imprecise. Besides, due to the lack of nursing journals included in JCR ranking, the possibility for publishing in these kind of journals is low and, therefore, it is also an unfair valuation for nursing discipline. Because of this and other reason, many experts defend the use of different quality valuation criteria, such as altmetrics.