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Title: Journal impact factor : a valid symbol of journal quality?
Authors: Law, R 
Leung, D 
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Tourism economics, 2020, v. 26, no. 5, p. 734-742
Abstract: As the citation frequency of a journal is a representation of how many people have read and acknowledged their works, academia generally shares the notion that impact factor and citation data signify the quality and importance of a journal to the discipline. Although this notion is well-entrenched, is it reasonable to deduce that a journal is not of good quality due to its lower impact factor? Do journal impact factors truly symbolize the quality of a journal? What must be noted when we interpret journal impact factors? This commentary article discusses these questions and their answers thoroughly.
Keywords: Citations
Journal impact factor
Journal quality
Publisher: IP Publishing Ltd
Journal: Tourism economics 
ISSN: 1354-8166
EISSN: 2044-0375
DOI: 10.1177/1354816619845590
Rights: This is the accepted version of the publication Law R, Leung D. Journal impact factor: A valid symbol of journal quality? Tourism Economics. 2020;26(5):734-742 Copyright © 2019 (The Author(s)). DOI: 10.1177/1354816619845590
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