[IRTalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Elite journals are losing their position of privilege

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 16:37:03 SAST 2016

Having first documented the large-scale demise of the impact factor as a
predictor of quality research, George Lozano and team examined whether this
pattern also applies to the handful of elite journals. His recent study
finds the proportion of top papers published by elite journals has in fact
been in steady decline since the late-eighties. Journal hierarchies are
breaking down and researchers will benefit from the many publishing venues
now available to reach wider audiences.

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