Evalutaion Methology

The methodology of evaluation of scientific journals

Science Impact Factor (SIF) is an international indexing service which provides indexing and citation calculation services to all fields of journals. Science Impact Factor (SIF) follows comprehensive criteria for journal indexing and impact factor calculation on the following basis.

Characteristics evaluated criteria:

Scientific Quality

Regularity and stability

Editorial quality

Technical Quality

Internationalization

Standards

Print and website score

Scientific Quality

Evaluated the following parameters:

  • Percentage of original papers published in last year
  • Scientific papers published in last year
  • Indexation shown in the list of databases

Regularity and stability

 

  • The regularity of appearance journals, which is an important factor of stability and is one of the key parameters for the assessment of other international indexing databases
  • Journals appearing irregularly, late, or in releases combined receive a lower score
  • Age of journal.

Editorial quality

  • The first page of the cover
    This list would find in a readable form , all of the following items: title , ISSN , frequency of publication , volume / number / part number, month / year
  • Title page of journal
    This list would find all of the following details : title , ISSN , frequency of publication , volume / number / part number, month / year
  • Editorial information including a list of members of the Editorial Board with information on the country of origin and the functions they perform, including the editors of thematic, statistical and linguistic and complete list of reviewers with the country of origin
  • The disclosed information about the institutions that finance and support the journal
  • Contact the editor and publisher (postal address, telephone, e -mail, contact person )
  • Information (instructions) for authors
    They should be included in each issue of the journal and should include details of editorial and technical specifications for the preparation of the manuscript (instructions for authors on the structure of the article, the preparation of photos and illustrations, preparation of literature, postal address and electronic to submit articles)
  • Uniform system of published papers and compliance with the instructions given by the publishing house for their preparation by the authors . Following parameters were evaluated: the designation of the corresponding author and contact details (postal address, telephone, e -mail); affiliations of the authors, the submission/acceptance data, keywords in original language and English, which should not be a repetition of the work’s title
  • Uniform structure of the article
  • The language of publication: English is preferred

Technical quality

 

  • Correct page numbers and spelling in the document
  • Checking text and page numbers in table of contents
  • Checking and Ensuring tables, figures, references, etc. cited in text
  • Checking lists, paragraphs, figures, etc., numbered or lettered consecutively
  • Ensuring that there are no duplicate tables and figure titles
  • Checking hyperlinks to references
  • Reviewing sentences for spelling and grammatical mistakes
  • Checking style, size, and typeface for headings, titles, bullets etc
  • Checking of Insertion of appropriate page breaks
  • Ensuring consistent justification for text, callouts, cautions, warnings etc.
  • Choosing correct size and layout of pages
  • Ensuring consistent use of capitalization and spelling
  • Applying proper numbering mechanics in the article
  • Checking format for bibliographic references, i.e. according to any of Citation Style
  • Using punctuation consistently.

Internationalization

  • Language of the titles and abstracts of articles;
  • Language of published articles;
  • International Editorial Board;
  • Long-term cooperation with foreign reviewers
  • Degree of popularity of the journal for the international market

Standards

  • Procedures for reviewing;
  • Statements about the originality of the article
  • legal ownership of published content, copyright transfer, etc.

Print and website score

  • Quality of photos and illustrations, graphs and tables, as well as the ability to print in color and quality of the paper.