AQCJ (African Quality centre for Journals)
The academic community has long been demanding more transparency, choice and accuracy in journal assessment. Currently, the majority of academic output is evaluated based on a single ranking of journal impact. African Quality centre for Journals (AQCJ)
perform this job as precisely as possible.
Impact Factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in journals, books, patent document, thesis, project reports, newspapers, conference/ seminar proceedings, documents published in internet, notes and any other approved documents. It is measure the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals of higher journal impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones.
AQCJ consider following parameters for calculation Impact factor (AQCJ)
Citation : The impact factor for a journal is calculated based on a three-year period, and can be considered to be the average number of times published papers are cited up to two years after publication.
Originality : AQCJ checks random selects published article’s originality and quality. Only citation is not perfect way of Impact factor calculation.
Time publication : Periodicity of publication should be uniform. If it is not uniform, the quality of particular publication cannot impressible.
Geographical coverage : Only particular small area based publication cannot get good marks as it is not covering all around world research.
Editorial Quality : Editor Board of particular Journal gives the direction to any Journal. So it must be good and considerable for evaluation.