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Journal Excellence Award

Methodology

Research Excellence Award will recognize outstanding scientific journals as seen by modern bibliometric methods. To identify such journals, SNIP – Source Normalized Impact per Paper indicator is used, based on the data from Scopus database.

SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) measures a source’s contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. It helps you make a direct comparison of sources in different subject fields.

SNIP takes into account characteristics of the source's subject field, which is the set of documents citing that source. SNIP especially considers:

  • the frequency at which authors cite other papers in their reference lists
  • the speed at which citation impact matures
  • the extent to which the database used in the assessment covers the field’s literature

SNIP is the ratio of a source's average citation count per paper and the citation potential of its subject field.

The citation potential of a source's subject field is the average number of references per document citing that source. It represents the likelihood of being cited for documents in a particular field. A source in a field with a high citation potential tends to have a high impact per paper.

Citation potential is important because it accounts for the fact that typical citation counts vary widely between research disciplines. For example, they tend to be higher in life sciences than in mathematics or social sciences. If papers in one subject field contain an average of 40 cited references while those in another contain an average of 10, then the former field has a citation potential that is 4 times higher than that of the latter.

Citation potential also varies between subject fields within a discipline. For instance, basic journals tend to show higher citation potentials than applied or clinical journals, and journals covering emerging topics tend to have higher citation potentials than periodicals in well established areas.

Nominees

Balkan Journal of Geometry and its Applications

BJGA, launched in 1996, is a bi-annual journal. BJGA covers a wide spectrum of pure and applied mathematics, ranging from the synthetic geometry to the computational geometry and applications in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and architecture, promoting especially papers presented at Carpato-Balkan meetings.

The journal was included in Scopus in 2002.

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Balkan Journal of Geometry and Its Applications

International Journal of Computers, Communication and Control

International Journal of Computers, Communication and Control is a bimonthly journal founded in 2006. IJCCC publishes works in the field of integrated solutions in computer-based control and communications, computational intelligence methods and advanced decision support systems.

The journal was included in Scopus in 2008.

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International Journal of Computers, Communication and Control

Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, former Romanian Journal of Gastroenterology, is the official journal of Romanian Societies of Gastroenterology. JGLD is a quarterly journal, launched in 1998 and it is publishing works in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

The journal was included in Scopus in 2006.

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Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases