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The Scientific Influence of the Journal of Engineering Technology

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

October 19, 2019

Conference Session

A Technology Potpourri II

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Engineering Technology

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Robert A. Chin East Carolina University

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Robert A. ”Bob” Chin is a faculty member, Department of Technology Systems, College of Engineering and Technology, East Carolina University, where he has taught since 1986. He is the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s chair and in 2015, he completed his second term as the director of publications for the Engineering Design Graphics Division and the Engineering Design Graphics Journal editor. Chin has also served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s annual and mid-year conference program chair, and he has served as a review board member for several journals including the EDGJ. He has been a program chair for the Southeastern Section and has served as the Engineering Design Graphics Division’s vice chair and chair and as the Instructional Unit’s secretary, vice chair, and chair. His ongoing involvement with ASEE has focused on annual conference paper presentation themes associated with the Engineering Design Graphics, Engineering Libraries, Engineering Technology, New Engineering Educators, and the Two-Year College Divisions and their education and instructional agendas.

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Ranjeet Agarwala East Carolina University

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Dr. Ranjeet Agarwala serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Systems at East Carolina University. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the North Carolina State University. Since 2001 he has taught courses in Engineering Design, Thermal and Fluid Systems, Digital Manufacturing, and 3D printing, GD&T, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Statics and Dynamics. His research interests are in the areas of Sustainability such as Renewable Energy and Green Manufacturing such as Additive Manufacturing

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Selected metrics were examined that characterize the Journal of Engineering Technology's prestige ranking or scientific influence. Prestige rankings are a result of an iterative process based on the 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. This contrasts with the oft-cited Impact Factor, which is a measure of average citations per document. The purpose of this examination was to provide researchers, authors, and the Journal’s staff—the Journal's stakeholders—with guidance on improving the performance of the Journal and thus its scientific influence. Because the data are normalized to account for differences between the disciplines, the data can be used to make comparisons among peer journals. 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 relationship between the total number of citations and journal's self-citations; the relationship between the number of total citations per document and external citations per document less self-citations; the relationship between 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; 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 verses 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 verses those not cited during the following year. From 1999 through 2017, with respect to overall prestige, the Journal languished between the second and fourth quartiles among their peers in engineering (miscellaneous)—the fourth exclusively the last 7 years. Data exists: mined and analyzed, the results can serve as a catalyst to improve the Journal’s scientific influence or prestige. [323]

Chin, R. A., & Agarwala, R. (2019, June), The Scientific Influence of the Journal of Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33422

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