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Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals

Versión 2022 live

Update to MIAR 2022 Live

MIAR Live 2022 presents an important change compared to previous years: the numerical indicator ICDS has been removed, and will be only available as archival information for issues closed from 2008 to 2021. The main reason for the change is to present in a more descriptive and less hierarchical way the diffusion of the journals in the databases and repertoires we analyse.

These new edition presents the information on journals’ diffusion simply counting how many databases and repertoires they appear in, without establishing a value that might invite us to carry out rankings of the journals with respect to titles in the same speciality. The structure of the categories of sources analysed has been maintained: citation databases (c), multidisciplinary (m), specialised (e) and evaluation resources (x), without assigning a specific value for being part of a particular group, a criterion that previously constituted the ICDS numerical calculation. We understand that the new way of presenting diffusion by means of the expression cN+mN+eN+xN , where N is equivalent to the number of occurrences for each source category, is clearer and more descriptive based on the same information used by ICDS, as it provides information on the number and type of sources where a journal is present.

This change responds to the commitment we have to make MIAR an aggregator of information from different sources, with the aim of supporting authors, editors and other agents in the identification, characterisation and analysis of journals, without calculating any bibliometric indicator from the information collected.

MIAR Team, 21 March 2022.

Amb el suport del Grup de recerca consolidat “Cultura i Continguts Digitals” (2017_SGR422 / Generalitat de Catalunya), adscrit al Centre de Recerca en Informació Comunicació i Cultura (CRICC): https://fima.ub.edu/grups/cricc/productes