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Title:Structural assessment of Iranian scholarly journals
Auhtor(s): Mohammad Reza Ghane,
Journal:Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science
Volume:21, No 1
Year:2016
Keywords:Academic journal assessment; Layout quality; Editorial board; Publication frequency; Peer-reviewed journals.
Abstract:Scholarly journals should adhere to quantitative and qualitative standards for their continuing existence and acceptance by the scientific community, making them eligible for application and indexation in international databases. Concerning this, the journal editorial board would be held accountable for any flaws in publication standards. Obviously, improving standards causes perpetual scholarly communication between authors and journal editors as well as publishers, accreditation and quality assurance, and research finding dissemination. The objective of this study is to assess the status of 359 scientific journals in Iran with regards to their commitment to publication standards. The findings depict journalsí strengths and weaknesses in relation to the editorial profile, instant references, layout quality, exclusive features, academic profile, and miscellaneous features.
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