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Publishing, identifiers & metrics: Playing the numbers game.

van Teijlingen, E., Dhakal Adhikari, S., Regmi, P.R., van Teijlingen, A., Aryal, N. and Panday, S., 2021. Publishing, identifiers & metrics: Playing the numbers game. Health Prospect: Journal of Public Health, 20 (1), 18-21.

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DOI: 10.3126/hprospect.v20i1.37391


The number of scientific articles published each year is rapidly growing and so is the number of academic journals. This makes it impossible for an individual practitioner or researcher to keep track of all research published in their own field or sub-discipline. With the growing amount of publications, it is also becoming more difficult to distinguish between similar papers published on the same topic, in the same journal, or by the same researchers (or research team). This perspective paper could support students and novice researchers, outlines the difference between the unique identifier for: (1) you as the researcher, (2) a specific paper; and (3) a specific journal. This paper further outlines the various numerical identifiers associated with academic publishing to help demystify academic publishing.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Journal identifiers, impact factors, academic publishing
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:36144
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Oct 2021 12:09
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:30


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