Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Engineering Design Graphics
The Engineering Design Graphics Journal was examined on selected metrics with respect to its effect: what it brings about, what it produces, and what it accomplishes. The purpose of this examination was to provide researchers, authors, and the Journal staff with guidance on improving the performance of the Journal and thus its standing among its peers. Because the data are normalized to account for differences between the disciplines, the data can be used to make comparisons among peer journals. For the Engineering Design Graphics Journal, its research spans two disciplines: the social sciences, specifically education, and engineering, specifically engineering in general or miscellaneous. The metrics used to characterize the Journal included but were not limited to the following: its standing with respect to peer journals—prestige; its average prestige per article; the evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations; the evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document less self-citations; the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year with the journal’s impact factor embedded; the ratio of the journal's documents authored by researchers from more than one country; the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers; and the ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year. Prestige rankings are a result of an iterative process based on transfer of prestige from a journal to another, using current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous three years. From 2004 through 2016, with respect to prestige, the Journal languished between the third and fourth quartiles among their peers in education. During the same period, the Journal bounced between the second and fourth quartiles among their peers in engineering (miscellaneous). Data exists: mined and analyzed, the results can serve as a catalyst to help improve the Journal’s effect.
Chin, R. A. (2018, June), The Engineering Design Graphics Journal and Its Selected Metrics of Effect Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/31095
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