Scholarly impact factors (bibliometrics) provide information on the perceived importance of a journal article or journal title itself, based on how many times others have cited, read, or commented on these sources. Evaluating scholarly impact can be useful in the tenure process, as well as a means to find additional articles on a given topic.
For additional information on bibliometric measures, please see the following articles:
* Tip: For best results, examine multiple scholarly impact factors. *
When it comes to online Open Access journals, there are reputable ones and not so reputable ones. To determine the difference, use the sites below.