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Impact analysis of a regional scientific journal (1980-2000): supporting promising local researchers pays the greatest dividends

Rudan, Pavao; Sujoldžić, Anita; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana; Kolčić, Ivana; Polašek, Ozren; Rudan, Igor
Impact analysis of a regional scientific journal (1980-2000): supporting promising local researchers pays the greatest dividends // Collegium antropologicum, 29 (2005), 1; 1-7 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, uvodnik, stručni)

Impact analysis of a regional scientific journal (1980-2000): supporting promising local researchers pays the greatest dividends

Rudan, Pavao ; Sujoldžić, Anita ; Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana ; Kolčić, Ivana ; Polašek, Ozren ; Rudan, Igor

Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 29 (2005), 1; 1-7

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, uvodnik, stručni

Ključne riječi
Scientific journal; editorial policy; citation analysis

During the past 28 years, the journal "Collegium Antropologicum" has continuously served as one of the main disseminators of anthropological scientific production in Central and Eastern Europe. The journal was committed to its role of a multidisciplinary platform for presenting wide range of research topics relevant to anthropology, from investigations within social and cultural anthropology and archaeology to those covering contemporary population genetics, human evolution and biomedical issues. Two key strategies aimed at sustaining and increasing the impact of this journal were oriented towards: i) identification of promising local groups of researchers who were at disadvantage by many aspects (e.g. educational curricula, financial supports, language barriers etc.) when trying to publish their research internationally, and ii) invitation and encouragement of already established international scientists to make contributions for "Collegium Antropologicum". From 1980-2000, 89 articles (or 6.3% of all published papers during that period) were cited 6 or more times, contributing disproportionately to journal's impact (nearly a third of all citations received). In an attempt to identify such papers more readily among the submissions to the journal in the future, we analyzed research topics and affiliations of the authors among the 89 papers receiving most citations in comparison to all papers published. Among the papers most frequently cited, we found greater-than-expected prevalence of Croatian researchers (especially when publishing in collaboration with international scientists) and studies of special populations. Several papers received more than 25 citations or had overall citation intensity greater than 2 per year. This implies that an interesting article from a local group of researchers can still resonate with international audience although published in a regional journal. Present analysis supports current editorial strategy that with a help of the international consulting editorial board continuously improves international recognition of this journal. The results imply that a balanced encouragements to promising local groups of researchers and to contributions of already established international scientist is a strategy superior to others in maintaining and increasing the impact of this regional journal.

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Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Etnologija i antropologija


Časopis indeksira:

  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • Index Medicus
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Abstracts in Anthropology
  • Anthropological Literature
  • CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • CIRS
  • International Current Awareness Service: Anthropology
  • IBSS
  • Science Culture SARL
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • UnCover
  • Ulrich's International Periodical Directory