What’s Behind the Number? Classic Citations and More

What’s Behind the Number? Classic Citations and More J Am Oil Chem Soc (2017) 94:1129–1130 DOI 10.1007/s11746-017-3027-6 EDITORIAL James A. Kenar   Published online: 14 August 2017 © AOCS (outside the USA) 2017 are top notch, dedicated, work hard to serve the authors and readership, and are continually improving their skills to help us ensure better article quality. In addition, several new ini- tiatives are in progress—I will expand upon this in future editorials—and I see good things for JAOCS. I sleep well knowing that. Thinking about this further, how concerned should one be with impact factors? As Editor-in-Chief, should chasing a number be one of my guiding principles? While impact factor cannot simply be ignored, perhaps it should be used in conjunction with other Journal usage metrics to provide a more holistic view of a journal’s impact. To gain some perspective, I embarked on a quick project to dig through various data and resources I have available to see what I would find pertaining to JAOCS. Well what did I find? I think I can safely say, over the years many of the authors Well, the 2016 Journal Impact Factors (JIF) have been that publish in JAOCS are well-recognized researchers, not announced. The impact factor for JAOCS was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society Springer Journals

What’s Behind the Number? Classic Citations and More

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by AOCS (outside the USA)
Subject
Chemistry; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Biomaterials; Agriculture; Food Science; Biotechnology
ISSN
0003-021X
eISSN
1558-9331
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11746-017-3027-6
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J Am Oil Chem Soc (2017) 94:1129–1130 DOI 10.1007/s11746-017-3027-6 EDITORIAL James A. Kenar   Published online: 14 August 2017 © AOCS (outside the USA) 2017 are top notch, dedicated, work hard to serve the authors and readership, and are continually improving their skills to help us ensure better article quality. In addition, several new ini- tiatives are in progress—I will expand upon this in future editorials—and I see good things for JAOCS. I sleep well knowing that. Thinking about this further, how concerned should one be with impact factors? As Editor-in-Chief, should chasing a number be one of my guiding principles? While impact factor cannot simply be ignored, perhaps it should be used in conjunction with other Journal usage metrics to provide a more holistic view of a journal’s impact. To gain some perspective, I embarked on a quick project to dig through various data and resources I have available to see what I would find pertaining to JAOCS. Well what did I find? I think I can safely say, over the years many of the authors Well, the 2016 Journal Impact Factors (JIF) have been that publish in JAOCS are well-recognized researchers, not announced. The impact factor for JAOCS was

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Published: Aug 14, 2017

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