Long-term vs. short-term journal impact: does it matter?

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CUMULATIVE journal impact: With the recent availability of the Institute for Scientific Information's 1995 Journal Performance Indicators database, it is possible to examine short- and long-term changes in journal citation rates; when 15-year (1981-85) and seven-year (1989-95) cumulative data are analyzed, it is clear that the top journals in terms of citations and productivity retain prominent rankings, with few exceptions, reports Eugene Garfield.

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  • Physiology
  • Physiology: trends
  • Publishing
  • Publishing: statistics & numerical data
  • United States

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  • ISSN: 0031-9376
  • PUI: 128285371
  • SGR: 0032086852
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0032086852
  • ISBN: 0890-3670
  • PMID: 9652169


  • E Garfield

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