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Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts
Produced with the help of over 40 early career researchers, editors, journalist and grant body representatives, this guide will help early career researchers understand how the peer review process works, some of the limitations of peer review and the role of peer review in society.
How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education by
Publication Date: 2015
JBI SUMARI Tool (Ovid) This link opens in a new windowThe System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI) is JBI's premier software for the systematic review of literature.
It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities to conduct systematic reviews. SUMARI supports 10 review types, including:
Reviews of effectiveness
Diagnostic test accuracy
It facilitates the entire review process, from protocol development, team management, study selection, critical appraisal, data extraction, data synthesis and writing your systematic review report. Essentially, it is a word processor, reference management program, statistical and qualitative data analysis program all in one easy to use web application.
This site helps determine the eigenfactor, which is a score to help measure the journal's total importance to the scientific community. Eigenfactor is an alternate journal ranking system to ISI’s impact factor. It is based on an algorithm that weights the number of citations, which journals they are coming from and how those journals are ranked. This approach ranks journals much as Google ranks Web pages to determine which journals are more influential.
SJR Journal & Country Rank
SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.
Journal Citation Reports (Impact Factor)
Journal Citation Reports are the source of Impact Factor, which calculates the reach of a journal based on the average number of times each article in the journal has been cited during the past 2 years.
To obtain a report of Impact Factor for a journal from the Journal Citation Reports, contact the library and we will provide a print out.
Web of Science Master Journal List
The Master Journal List contains all of the journals indexed in Web of Science. Journals must meet multiple criteria of quality to be included in Web of Science. So the list is a useful tool to check the quality of journal be seeing if it is in Web of Science.
Evaluating Open Access Journal Quality
A video by AHU librarian Neal Smith demonstrating how to use 3 key indicators to evaluate the quality of an open access journal and avoid predatory journals.
The History and Meaning of the Journal Impact Factor
Garfield E. The History and Meaning of the Journal Impact Factor. JAMA. 2006;295(1):90–93. doi:10.1001/jama.295.1.90
Impact Factor defined
University of Texas, MD Anderson Research Medical Library
Journal Impact Factor
Research Guide by University of Illnois
The Journal Impact Factor is under attack - use the CAPCI factor instead
Diamandis, E. P. (2017). The Journal Impact Factor is under attack - use the CAPCI factor instead. BMC Medicine, 151-3. doi:10.1186/s12916-016-0773-5
Understanding research impact: A review of existing and emerging tools for nursing.
Wimmer, E. N., Rethlefsen, M. L., Jarvis, C., & Shipman, J. P. (2016). Understanding research impact: A review of existing and emerging tools for nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(6), 401-411. 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.05.005