Title

The value of 'Web of Science' for 'Gerontechnology'

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Keywords

bibliometrics, gerontechnology, academic publishing, tenure

Abstract

As more academic institutions move to increasing their research activities, the qualifications for faculty promotion and tenure become more and more dependent on the esteem in which the journals of their publications are held. Thus, how a journal is ranked will affect how a faculty’s publications are viewed. Because the assessment of scholarship is central to the value with which faculty are perceived inside as well as outside the academy, it is essential that assessments of scholarship are fair, equitable, and reflect a 360-degree view of the journals concerned. This paper examines how Gerontechnology, a journal published by the International Society for Gerontechnology, is viewed in the North American academic universe, through the lens of the Web of Science, and offers recommendations to the Journal to increase its standing in North America.

Thus, how a journal is ranked will affect how a faculty’spublications are viewed. Because the assessment of scholarship is central to the value with which faculty are perceived inside as well as outside the academy, it is essential that assessments of scholarship are fair, equitable, and reflect a 360 degree view of the journals concerned. This paper examines how Gerontechnology is viewed in the North American academic universe as viewed through the Web of Science and offers recommendations to the Journal to increase its standing in North America.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Gerontechnology