Vol 82, No 8 (2011)

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Obtaining the Impact Factor by Ginekologia Polska. Editorial commentary

Marek Spaczyński, Lucyna Januszek-Michalecka, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Witold Kędzia, Robert Spaczyński, Agata Karowicz-Bilińska
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(8).


Abstract Scientific journals are ranked and evaluated to measure their relative importance and influence on science within a specific field. One of the tools most widely used to evaluate and compare journals is the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor. In Poland a specific value of a scientist’s Impact Factor is required for academic promotion. Ginekologia Polska was placed on the Master Journal List in 2008 in the result of changes introduced in 2007 by the new Chief Editor, prof. Marek Spaczynski. In 2010, first time in its history, the journal was listed in the Journal Citation Reports with the Impact Factor 0.367. The analysis of Ginekologia Polska contemporary value, as well as of prospects for its development was conducted on the basis of the Journal Citation Reports. In the light of the JCR data, Ginekologia Polska is a highly regarded title compared to other Polish journals. Its value and importance is gradually growing.

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