The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work

Patrick A. Crookes, Samantha L. Reis, Sandra C. Jones

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Publication in quality journals has long been a yardstick for measuring academic performance, although there is a divergence of opinions as to how to define and measure " journal quality" For some time the primary tools for assessing journal quality have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), although it has been argued that these are less appropriate for practical disciplines such as nursing midwifery. In order to accurately reflect the nature of nursing and midwifery as a discipline, given the inherent flaws of using just one indicator of journal quality to assess performance overall, this project was designed to develop a tool which combined both objective and subjective methods to produce a ranking system which is specifically relevant to the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. This project succeeded in developing the Journal Evaluation Tool (JET), through extensive consultations with experts in the fields of nursing and midwifery. This tool may overcome some problems associated with the sole use of the journal impact factor, and may be utilised as an alternative measure of journal quality. The new tool was tested using a sample of 52 responding journals; and has now been disseminated to nursing and midwifery bodies in Australia and New Zealand, along with instructions for its use and recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-427
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Midwifery
ranking
Nursing
nursing
Research Personnel
Journal Impact Factor
divergence
performance
New Zealand
Publications
expert
instruction
Referral and Consultation
evaluation

Cite this

@article{bb18c494975b4b08a76ad9472abf0ecf,
title = "The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work",
abstract = "Publication in quality journals has long been a yardstick for measuring academic performance, although there is a divergence of opinions as to how to define and measure {"} journal quality{"} For some time the primary tools for assessing journal quality have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), although it has been argued that these are less appropriate for practical disciplines such as nursing midwifery. In order to accurately reflect the nature of nursing and midwifery as a discipline, given the inherent flaws of using just one indicator of journal quality to assess performance overall, this project was designed to develop a tool which combined both objective and subjective methods to produce a ranking system which is specifically relevant to the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. This project succeeded in developing the Journal Evaluation Tool (JET), through extensive consultations with experts in the fields of nursing and midwifery. This tool may overcome some problems associated with the sole use of the journal impact factor, and may be utilised as an alternative measure of journal quality. The new tool was tested using a sample of 52 responding journals; and has now been disseminated to nursing and midwifery bodies in Australia and New Zealand, along with instructions for its use and recommendations for future research.",
keywords = "Bibliometrics, Information science, Research measurement, Research personnel",
author = "Crookes, {Patrick A.} and Reis, {Samantha L.} and Jones, {Sandra C.}",
year = "2010",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.nedt.2009.09.016",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "420--427",
journal = "Nurse Education Today",
issn = "0260-6917",
publisher = "Churchill Livingstone",
number = "5",

}

The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work. / Crookes, Patrick A.; Reis, Samantha L.; Jones, Sandra C.

In: Nurse Education Today, Vol. 30, No. 5, 01.07.2010, p. 420-427.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The development of a ranking tool for refereed journals in which nursing and midwifery researchers publish their work

AU - Crookes, Patrick A.

AU - Reis, Samantha L.

AU - Jones, Sandra C.

PY - 2010/7/1

Y1 - 2010/7/1

N2 - Publication in quality journals has long been a yardstick for measuring academic performance, although there is a divergence of opinions as to how to define and measure " journal quality" For some time the primary tools for assessing journal quality have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), although it has been argued that these are less appropriate for practical disciplines such as nursing midwifery. In order to accurately reflect the nature of nursing and midwifery as a discipline, given the inherent flaws of using just one indicator of journal quality to assess performance overall, this project was designed to develop a tool which combined both objective and subjective methods to produce a ranking system which is specifically relevant to the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. This project succeeded in developing the Journal Evaluation Tool (JET), through extensive consultations with experts in the fields of nursing and midwifery. This tool may overcome some problems associated with the sole use of the journal impact factor, and may be utilised as an alternative measure of journal quality. The new tool was tested using a sample of 52 responding journals; and has now been disseminated to nursing and midwifery bodies in Australia and New Zealand, along with instructions for its use and recommendations for future research.

AB - Publication in quality journals has long been a yardstick for measuring academic performance, although there is a divergence of opinions as to how to define and measure " journal quality" For some time the primary tools for assessing journal quality have been the ISI Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), although it has been argued that these are less appropriate for practical disciplines such as nursing midwifery. In order to accurately reflect the nature of nursing and midwifery as a discipline, given the inherent flaws of using just one indicator of journal quality to assess performance overall, this project was designed to develop a tool which combined both objective and subjective methods to produce a ranking system which is specifically relevant to the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. This project succeeded in developing the Journal Evaluation Tool (JET), through extensive consultations with experts in the fields of nursing and midwifery. This tool may overcome some problems associated with the sole use of the journal impact factor, and may be utilised as an alternative measure of journal quality. The new tool was tested using a sample of 52 responding journals; and has now been disseminated to nursing and midwifery bodies in Australia and New Zealand, along with instructions for its use and recommendations for future research.

KW - Bibliometrics

KW - Information science

KW - Research measurement

KW - Research personnel

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77953686641&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.09.016

DO - 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.09.016

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 420

EP - 427

JO - Nurse Education Today

JF - Nurse Education Today

SN - 0260-6917

IS - 5

ER -