Monitoring Journal Performance
When you analyze your journal's success, you're bound to look at metrics. But there are more to choose from than ever before. Do you look at:
- Citation metrics - The classic Impact Factor rating
- Usage statistics - How the users interact with the articles online
- Social networking statistics - Engagement with the articles on social media
- Altmetrics - a whole range of other methods for judging the quality of an article.
Here's the inconvenient truth about journal metrics: There just isn't one simple, go-to metric that gives an unambiguous rating of the quality of a journal.