Keeping the Gates of Science Journals

Gatekeeping Indicators of National Performance in the Sciences
  • Tibor Braun


The chapter outlines the basics of journal gatekeeping and stresses the gatekeeping indicators initiated by us in the 1980s for the evaluation of the research performance of nations in all fields of science. The results have proven that these indicators correlate well with science indicators built on journal paper productivity and citations of nations and represent implicitly a component of quality somewhat associated with citation impact of journal papers. That is why gatekeeping indicators are useful and more simple to build as indicators based on publication productivity and citation impact.


Impact Factor Science Journal Editorial Board Citation Rate Advisory Board 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Braun
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Science and Scientometrics Research Unit (ISSRU), Institute for Research OrganizationHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institute of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryL. Eötvös UniversityBudapestHungary

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