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Ranking of podiatry journals

Discussion in 'Journals Online' started by Craig Payne, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator


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    The Impact Factor has commonly been used to determine the ranking or "importance" of a journal. The most recent Impact Factor rating for podiatry related journals (as reported here) are:
    I just came across the Google scholar ranking in which they give their own scoring system (h-5 index): Google Scholar Metrics for Publications
    It took a bit of leg work, but I dug up these scores:
    • Nature 339
    • Diabetes Care 110
    • The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 75
    • Medicine and science in sports and exercise 63
    • Gait & Posture 44
    • Clinical Biomechanics 38
    • Foot & ankle international 28
    • The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 20
    • Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 19
    • Foot and ankle clinics 16
    • Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 14
    • Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery 13
    • Foot and Ankle Surgery 12
    • The Foot 12
    • Foot & Ankle Specialist 9
    • Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery 8
    • Footwear Science 6
    • Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society 2
    • Foot and Ankle Quarterly-The Seminar Journal 1
    • The journal of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot 1
    • Podiatry Management 1

    This h-5 index score from Google Scholar covers 2007-2011 whereas the Impact Factors cover "2009/2010 received in 2011" ie, they are different metrics.

    There was this review of the issues: Using Google Scholar to Estimate the Impact of Journal Articles in Education

    There has been some criticism of this Google metric: Google’s New “Scholar Metrics” Have Potential, But Also Prove Problematic
  2. kalavi

    kalavi Welcome New Poster

    Dear Craig Payne,
    Thank you very much for your information.
    Kalavi, Iran
  3. Pogpod

    Pogpod Welcome New Poster

    Dear Craig,

    Interesting stats, Thank you.

  4. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    While recognising impact factors, I would advise you not to worship it. There are other, far more important features which tell much more about a journal.............................
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Google have just released their 2015 metrics for Google Scholar. Here are the rating for the podiatry and related journals:

    Journal: h5-index: h5-median:
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 21 30
    Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 13 19
    Foot & Ankle International 33 41
    Foot & Ankle Specialist 16 22
    Foot and Ankle Clinics 14 19
    Foot and Ankle Quarterly 1 2
    The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 27
    Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 26
    Footwear Science 11 14
    Fuß & Sprunggelenk 5 5
    Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society 3 4
    Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 24 34
    Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery 8 14
    The Foot 14 16

    Nature 377 529
    The New England Journal of Medicine 328 520
    Science 316 446
    The Lancet 258 415

    Clinical Biomechanics 35 50
    Gait & Posture 46 55

    NB: this metric from Google Scholar is not without some controversy

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