Journal search: Year restrictions

Note: This tutorial was originally written for Publish or Perish version 4 and all screenshots come from this version. However, the information as such is also applicable for the latest Publish or Perish version 5.

If you would like to analyse the impact of a journal over a specific period, you can enter the start or end years in the Year of publication between ... and ... fields in Publish or Perish.

Study journal metrics for the last 3 or the last 5 years

For instance you could look at a journal’s publications, citations and h-index in the last three or five years alone. Below for instance you will find the results for the last three years of the Journal of International Business Studies.

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Online publication year vs print publication year

However, here a problem arises. Sometimes, though by no means always, Google Scholar will parse the year in which a paper was put online before being assigned to a print issue. [Google Scholar: inconsistent year] For instance the article highlighted above was published in 2014, but is listed as a 2013 publication as it was published in online first on the 19th of December 2013.

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Online first publication might disturb results for a specific year

This is not a problem if you look at journal impact for a number of years, but it is a problem if you want to include only one specific year. It is also problematic for authors wanting to compare their citation scores to other articles published the same year. [Google Scholar: inconsistent year]

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