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In Praise of Those ‘Less Prestigious' Journals

1 month ago   |   By Social Science Space

Food science journals at the library of the University of the Basque Country appear in many languages beyond English. (
The ‘top' journals in any discipline are those that command the most prestige, and that position is largely determined by the number of citations their published articles garner. Despite being highly problematic , citation-based metrics remain ubiquitous, influencing researchers' review, promotion and tenure outcomes. Bibliometric studies in various fields have shown that the ‘top' journals are heavily dominated by research produced in and about a small number of ‘core'...
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