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Journal impact factors, Research Impact - Nursing, Information Literacy - Nursing Faculty, Scholarly Publication - Nursing - Saskatchewan

Date created: 2017-05-03

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3PG1J11T

License information: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International


Autor: Kumaran, Maha Ha, Chua



Knowledge of JIF Among Nursing Faculty in Saskatchewan Maha ABSTRACT Objective: This project aimed to assess nursing faculty awareness and knowledge of the journal impact factor (JIF) and its impact on their publication choices. Methods: A qualitative cross-sectional questionnaire was developed using Fluid Survey and distributed electronically to nursing faculty and instructors at three post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan.
Data were collected on place and status of employment, knowledge and awareness of JIFs, and criteria used to choose journals for publication. 1 Kumaran and Chau RESULTS Participants 2 Ha Conclusions Regardless of their knowledge of JIF or institutional requirements regarding JIF for tenure-promotion purposes, faculty chose the journal for publication based on three criteria: aim and scope; target audience, and peer review. Top 3 criteria used for publishing Do you know about JIF? Results: A total of forty-four nursing faculty and instructors completed the questionnaire.
The authors found that faculty lack awareness or complete understanding of JIFs and that JIFs are not the most important or only criterion used when they choose a journal for publication. It is important for librarians to know about: 1.
Faculty awareness and perceptions of the JIF, and, 2.
The nature of publication choices and their impact in nursing scholarship. Conclusions: There are various reasons for choosing a journal for publication.
It is important for librarians to understand faculty views of JIFs and their criteria for choosing journals for publication, so that librarians are better equipped to guide researchers in considering their academic goals, needs, and personal values. This knowledge will help librarians better understand, converse with, and educate faculty on the choice of a journal based on individual academic goals, organizational needs, and personal values, particularly when faculty apply for grants and scholarships that may require them to pu...

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