Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 5-12-2020


Purpose: The present study aimed to assess and review the quality of journals from the field of nuclear physics based on some selected high-quality bibliometrics indicators, namely Journal Impact Factor (JIF), Eigenfactor Score (ES), SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and H5-index.

Methodology: Nineteen (19) nuclear physics journals from the Web of science core collection and Scopus database have been retrieved and tabulated under each mentioned indicator as per the ranks and values for the analysis. The analysis has done by using IBM SPSS (21.0).

Findings: Bivariate correlation coefficient have been considered, a high Pearson’s (r) observed between JIF and SJR (r = 0.957) while the lowest observed between JIF and ES (r = 0.033). Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (ρ) found very high between JIF and SJR (ρ =0.963) and very low between JIF and ES (ρ = 0.281). Thus, JIF and SJR show a strong correlation with each other.

Limitation: The journals considered for assessment only from the field of nuclear physics indexed in Web of science core collection, hence only 19 journals have found for the evaluation.

Originality/Value: This study will be helpful for the researchers and academicians from nuclear physics, looking for highly cited quality journals to publish their scientific research paper, as well as for the librarians/information scientists looking for high-quality collection development.



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