Impact Factor - International Impact Value (IIV)

International Impact Value (IIV) index is, therefore, a measure of scientific journal impact. It indicates how fast a journal may achieved its goals.

Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a given period of time. International Impact Citation Index OF JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR & INDEXING is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in journals, books, patent document, thesis, project reports, news papers, conference/ seminar proceedings, documents published in internet, notes and any other approved documents.

IMPACT – is determined by the analysis of citation trends of journals indexed in ISI Web of Science and Scopus databases. This reflects intensity with which a journal has been recognised in the scientific world. In each area the criteria for increasing the chance of boosting citation index values were indicated. For every criterion, one can identify actions that should be taken by Editorial offices to ensure increase in quality of their journal and its impact.

The scoring method

In the final parametric assessment in the our Journals Master List database, it is assumed that the sum of points awarded for the entire “Journal quality” criterion cannot exceed 100 points. A journal can also receive negative points (e.g. for delays in publishing or publishing combined issues) – maximum 4 points. It indicates problems in the editorial-management activity of editorial team.  

A journal can acquire more than 100 IIV points due to “Impact” criterion if it is currently indexed in ISI Web of Science or/and Scopus database. It consists of the following elements:

Journal citation rate – calculated based on current IF and SJR indices,

Dynamics of the citation rates – enumerated based on changes of IF and SJR indices values and the number of citations identified by Journal Citation Reports and Scimago Journal & Country Rank databases.

Data verification

International Impact thanks to annual evaluations solicit and process detailed information on scientific journals from all around the world. After sending completed evaluation questionnaire by Editorial office, provided information is then verified in three steps. The first step has a systemic character – a specially prepared algorithm is aimed at indicating which provided information may turn out to be false. The second step consist in verification of information that may be wrong. Data provided in the current questionnaire are compared to date from previous years. The last step is manual data verification, that is checking whether they are in compliance with actual journal functioning. .

At this step, for instance, the following elements are verified:

  • Assigning DOI numbers to publications,

  • Using electronic publishing and editing system,

  • Keeping statistics of downloading articles from the journal website,

  • Indexation in databases,

  • Publishing publications in the “ahead of print” mode.

Providing nonsolid or false information leads to refusal of journal indexation in the International Impact Journals Master List database for a given year. 

Transparency of Editorial office activities

In 2018 the OUR Team decided to replace foregoing expert assessment with Editorial office activities transparence and clarity indices. Journal websites transparency and completeness of information on published articles provided in Journal Passports are additionally assessed. This move was made due to two reasons.

Policy for counteracting "Predatory journals” practices

please go through our Policy Adout Predatory Journal

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