Theory and Practical application of the method Aggregated Citations of Cited Articles

Bharathi, D Gnana

Abstract

Aggregated Citations of Cited Articles (ACCA) is a methodology for evaluation of scientific journals.  ACCA is formulated based on a concept of discrete elemental system that is applicable to a number of fields such as physics, chemistry, etc.  It considers journal as a discrete element system whose overall performance is measured only through the active articles and their citations.  Evaluation of only the cited articles allows the journals to retain their originality in nature and variety in publication of documents, for which they are known, without affecting the ranking of the journal.  The paper explains the theory and practical application of ACCA for the evaluation of the journals.

 


Keyword(s)

Citation; Impact Factor; ACCA; journal evaluation; weighted average method


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