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Dear Editor-in-Chief, Library Practice and Philosophy Greetings. We wish to submit a new manuscript entitled “Correlation between journal citation indices for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Journals” for consideration by the Library and Practice Philosophy. We confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. In this paper, we report on public health journals as per quality bibliometric indicators and scientometric instruments. Journal quality review targeted comparisons between indicators of significance and merit from reputable databases. This is significant because this research stressed on performance of well cited journals and their informational correlations as predicted by selected indicators complex algorithms. The paper should be of interest to readers in the areas of bibliometric and scientometric studies under library and information science and related discipline. I would be grateful if you could let me know whether there has been any further progress on my submission. Thank you for your consideration of this manuscript. Sincerely, Shakil Ahmad Lecturer & Technical Services Librarian


This paper investigated the possibility of utilizing SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), Eigenfactor Score and Google H5 index indicator as an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) for quality assessment in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. Principal factors such as researchers and librarians concerns of methods of scientific journal ranking, publication of language, analysis time and self-citation impact are looked into across indicated options and alternatives. The SJR, ES, Google H5 and JIF scores and ranking order of biochemistry and molecular biology journals were downloaded from their relevant websites. Pearson’s and Spearman’s correlation coefficients were gauged to weigh relationship between these journal quality metrics. Nominated coefficients were embraced for evaluating direct and monotonic relationships of chosen variables and ranking measures. A constructive correlation was detected among the scores and ranking order based on SJR, ES, Google H5 and JIF of selected biochemistry and molecular biology journals. Consequently, scholars, academics and researchers in biochemistry and molecular biology can use the SJR, ES and Google H5 indicators as replacements to JIF for appraisal of scientific journals in the field.



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