Edition V21N04 | Year 2016 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 12 to 13
Every year, in June, the major databases publish the impact exerted by scientific periodicals in the scientific context. While Thompson Reuters quantifies it as the journal’s impact factor, SCImago database terms it cites per doc. However, both estimate the average number of citations of articles published in a certain periodical. The methods are very similar, with the only difference being the number of periodicals indexed in each database.
Normando D. Science and impact: the challenge faced by the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics. Dental Press J Orthod. 2016 July-Aug;21(4):12-3. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.21.4.012-013.edt