INTRODUCTION TO A NEW KIND OF RESORCE – F1000. Georg Reimer October 2011. ABOUT FACULTY OF 1000. What is Faculty of 1000?. An article-by-article review service Highlights and recommends the most important articles published in biology and medicine
Composed of 5,000 Faculty Members and
5,000 Associate Faculty Members.
Our internationally renowned faculty includes:
F1000’s Journal Rankings are opinion-based.
Each journal is given an individual score, the F1000 Journal Factor (FFj).
The FFj is calculated from the sum of the F1000 Article Factors (FFa) achieved by the evaluated articles published in that journal.
FFj scores are normalized to take the size of the journal into account.
The calculation includes
3 key considerations:
Number of articles evaluated
Total score of evaluated articles
Total number of articles published
Current Rankings (Monthly)
Calculated on the first day of each month
Takes into account previous12 months
Annual Rankings – Provisional
Calculated July each year
Based on previous full calendar year
Annual Rankings – Final
Calculated July each year
Based on last but one full calendar year
We have now published Beta versions of:
2007-2009 Annual Rankings Final
2010 Annual Rankings Provisional
Current Journal Rankings
These historical rankings, based on a calendar year’s worth of articles, will be easy to compare with the Impact Factor.
F1000 Journal Rankings can be viewed:
Across all of F1000
Across Biology OR Medicine
By individual Faculty
By individual Section
Researchers can use the rankings to discover which journals have the most evaluated papers in their own specialty.
F1000’s Journal Rankings are calculated based on the opinions of active scientists and clinicians, experts in their fields. This avoids inherent problems with assessing journals based on citations or download metrics.
We make it easy to see exactly which articles count towards a journal’s ranking, who selected each article, and why.
The rankings cannot be gamed by self-citation or manipulation of download counts. Our peer-selected Faculty agree to a strict code of conduct and the rankings do not include reviews or other non-primary research articles.
Based only on positive reviews of the literature, the rankings enable researchers to discover which journals they need to read, as well as the best places to publish in each discipline and specialty.
Most evaluations are received within three weeks of an article being published and will have an immediate impact on the monthly rolling rankings that F1000 publish.
What are we planning?
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