Quality is in the eye of the beholder? An evaluation of impact factors and perception of journal prestige in the UK

Jonathon Catling, Victoria Mason, Dominic UPTON

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A number of proxy measures have been used as indicators of journal quality. The most recent and commonly employed are journal impact factors. These measures are somewhat controversial, although they are frequently referred to in establishing the impact of published journal articles. Within psychology, little is known about the relationship between the 'objective' impact factors of journals and the 'subjective' ratings of prestige and perceived publishing difficulty amongst academics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-345
Number of pages13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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