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The practice of publishing a journal article online and then post-dating its official release several months later as it is slotted into a print issue is not uncommon. He writes:. Whether this effect is intended by publishers, or just tolerated, it is likely to increase Journal Impact Factors. At any rate, even if not all journals are affected considerably, the publication date should be the date of the actual publication, not a meaningless clerical tool that can be used at will to influence citation metrics.
Shifting the window of observation one year forward or one year back can backfire. Editors will also time the release of articles to closely follow a conference presentation, or for various related reasons, none of them having to do with their impact factor. To me, there needs to be some evidence — even anecdotal — that editors are purposefully post-dating publication for the purposes of citation gaming. Large January issues may be one piece of evidence; however, it may also al the funding and publication cycle of academics.
Phil Davis is a publishing consultant specializing in the statistical analysis of citation, readership, publication and survey data. He has a Ph. I think this hypothesis is giving publishers way too much credit as evil geniuses. Publish-Ahead-of-Print is an artifact brought on by the nature of the budgets necessitated by the print product. As print slowly fades away, so will PAP. Authors want their papers available as quickly as possible. I had a paper published ahead of print in It received no citations in Then, I noticed that the e-publication date was changed to January 5, Hard to explain this in a way other than IF manipulation.
It is given a DOI and the date it went up is noted on the article. Different journals have different backlogs of such articles. When the article goes into an issue, this version is dated with the date of the issue. It keeps the same DOI and should note somewhere on it that the articles was first published online with the initial date. This is not done to cheat the Impact Factor but is instead an artifact of the print publication process, where journals are limited to a certain of s per issue. So the current at least until next week IF counts citations to articles that were in issues in and I suppose one could do a detailed study on each individual paper and its subject matter and predict at what point in its lifespan it would draw the most citations and then set up placement in an issue to coincide with that period.
The relationship between the claimed date of publication and effective date of registration may affect the damages calculation in an infringement situation. Note too, however, that the Copyright Office has not taken a position on whether an online publication constitutes distribution; it appears that it may not if the online publication is non-downloadable. I think this does happen, and not just in second-tier journals. So where does one draw the line? Share 4. Share He writes: Whether this effect is intended by publishers, or just tolerated, it is likely to increase Journal Impact Factors.
Phil Davis ScholarlyChickn. View All Posts by Phil Davis. So, Krell may not be wrong. There is just no supporting evidence to his claim. Comments are closed.Scholarly journals on dating
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