From Journal Impact Factor to SJR, Eigenfactor, SNIP, CiteScore and Usage Factor
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This chapter presents a series of journal metrics. It starts with a discussion of the journal impact factor, probably the most well-known bibliometric measure. It shows some of its technical limitations and dedicates in an analysis of editorial self-citations special attention to its sensitivity to manipulation. Next, a series of alternative journal citation measures is presented: SJR, Eigenfactor, SNIP, CiteScore, and indicators based on usage.