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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016, pp. 1-5
Bioline Code: mj16013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016, pp. 1-5

 en Performance of Malaysian Medical Journals
Abrizah, Abdullah


Indexation status matters for scholarly journal prestige and trust. The performance of Malaysian medical journals at the international level is gauged through the global citation databases, and at the national level through MyCite, a national citation indexing system. The performance indicators include journals publication productivity, the citations they garner, and their scores on other bibliometric indices such as journal impact factor (IF), and h-index. There is a growing consciousness amongst journal editorials to improve quality and increase chances of getting indexed in MyCite. Although it is now possible to gauge journal performance within Malaysia, through MyCite, the government and public are concerned about journal performance in international databases. Knowing the performance of journals in MyCite will help the editors and publishers to improve the quality and visibility of Malaysian journals and strategise to bring their journal to the international level of indexation.

citation analysis; journal impact factor; indexing; bibliometric analysis; Scholarly publications

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