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Education Journals

A guide to finding and evaluating journals on education topics.

Further Information

Citation Analysis Guide  Put together by a team of librarians at U of M, this guide is designed for faculty who need information on how to use library resources for citation analysis. This includes information about impact factors, journal rankings, and how to find who has cited an article.

The Thomson/Reuters Impact Factor Eugene Garfield, the man who invented the impact factor, explains in detail.

A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures.  Bollen, et al. focus on science fields but the study should be of general interest.  They provide a principal component analysis of the rankings produced by 39 existing and proposed measures of scholarly impact that were calculated on the basis of both citation and usage log data. PLoS One. 2009; 4(6): e6022.

"We have become whores to the impact factor"  Peter Suber in Open Access News discussing Impact Factor manipulation.  Open Access News, June 2006.

Technology and Quality in Educational Scholarly Communications   My paper for the 2007 SITE conference as archived in ERIC.  Discusses the role of journals in education scholarship and how journals are evaluated.

The Intellectual Foundations of Education: Core Journals and Their Impacts on Scholarship and Practice  Rodney K. Goodyear, Dominic J. Brewer, Karen Symms Gallagher, Terence J. G. Tracey, Charles D. Claiborn, James W. Lichtenberg, and Bruce E. Wampold. 2009.  From Educational Researcher 38(9) 700 -706.

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