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Google Based Impact Factor Information

Several journal metrics are calculated. The first metric is an alternative impact factor which is based on Google Scholar’s citation count.

The journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). We call this the JCR®JIF. DOAJ writes: “There is only one official, universally recognized impact factor that is generated by Thomson Reuters; it is a proprietary measure run by a profit-making organization. It runs against the ethics and principles of open access.” This journal has no JCR®JIF, but an alternative Google-based impact factor.

Today 70% of readers find their way to International Journal of Recent Innovations in Medicine and Clinical Research (IJRIMCR) articles via Google Scholar. No open or proprietary database is directing so many readers to IJRIMCR articles. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, IJRIMCR is calculating its own Impact Factor based on Google Scholar’s citation counts.

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