Vegetos
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Journal Impact IF

2019-2020

0.156

66.0%

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The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.156, which is just updated in 2020.

Vegetos Impact Factor
Highest IF
0.316
Highest Journal Impact IF

The highest Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.316.

Lowest IF
0.039
Lowest Journal Impact IF

The lowest Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.039.

Total Growth Rate
300.0%
IF Total Growth Rate

The total growth rate of Vegetos IF is 300.0%.

Annual Growth Rate
33.3%
IF Annual Growth Rate

The annual growth rate of Vegetos IF is 33.3%.

Journal Impact IF Ranking

Subcategory Quartile Rank Percentile
Plant Science Q4 405/431

Plant Science 6%

Journal Impact IF Ranking

· In the Plant Science research field, the Quartile of Vegetos is Q4. Vegetos has been ranked #405 over 431 related journals in the Plant Science research category. The ranking percentile of Vegetos is around 6% in the field of Plant Science.

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Total Publications
1351
Total Citations
1337

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Journal Impact IF History

Year Journal Impact IF
Year Journal Impact IF
2019-2020 0.156
2018-2019 0.094
2017-2018 0.273
2016-2017 0.316
2015-2016 0.119
2014-2015 0.175
2013-2014 0.089
2012-2013 0.066
2011-2012 0.039
Journal Impact IF History

· The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.156
· The 2018-2019 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.094
· The 2017-2018 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.273
· The 2016-2017 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.316
· The 2015-2016 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.119
· The 2014-2015 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.175
· The 2013-2014 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.089
· The 2012-2013 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.066
· The 2011-2012 Journal Impact IF of Vegetos is 0.039

Publications Cites Dataset

Year Publications Citations
Year Publications Citations
1990 3 0
2005 31 0
2006 19 0
2007 33 0
2008 32 0
2009 35 1
2010 41 3
2011 66 10
2012 127 20
2013 146 52
2014 125 96
2015 106 104
2016 114 153
2017 186 208
2018 123 163
2019 71 178
2020 85 305
2021 8 44
Publications Cites Dataset

· The Vegetos has published 3 reports and received 0 citations in 1990.
· The Vegetos has published 31 reports and received 0 citations in 2005.
· The Vegetos has published 19 reports and received 0 citations in 2006.
· The Vegetos has published 33 reports and received 0 citations in 2007.
· The Vegetos has published 32 reports and received 0 citations in 2008.
· The Vegetos has published 35 reports and received 1 citations in 2009.
· The Vegetos has published 41 reports and received 3 citations in 2010.
· The Vegetos has published 66 reports and received 10 citations in 2011.
· The Vegetos has published 127 reports and received 20 citations in 2012.
· The Vegetos has published 146 reports and received 52 citations in 2013.
· The Vegetos has published 125 reports and received 96 citations in 2014.
· The Vegetos has published 106 reports and received 104 citations in 2015.
· The Vegetos has published 114 reports and received 153 citations in 2016.
· The Vegetos has published 186 reports and received 208 citations in 2017.
· The Vegetos has published 123 reports and received 163 citations in 2018.
· The Vegetos has published 71 reports and received 178 citations in 2019.
· The Vegetos has published 85 reports and received 305 citations in 2020.
· The Vegetos has published 8 reports and received 44 citations in 2021.
· The total publications of Vegetos is 1351.
· The total citations of Vegetos is 1337.

What is Impact Factor?

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factor values are often deemed to be more important, or carry more intrinsic prestige in their respective fields, than those with lower values.

Vegetos | Academic Accelerator - About the Impact Factor

Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get highest IFs. Journals with higher IFs believed to be more important than those with lower ones. According to Eugene Garfield “impact simply reflects the ability of the journals and editors to attract the best paper available.” Journal which publishes more review articles will get maximum IFs. The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a scientometric Metric that reflects the yearly average number of citations that recent articles published in a given journal received. It is frequently used as a Metric for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factor are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The Vegetos Impact Factor IF measures the average number of citations received in a particular year (2020) by papers published in the Vegetos during the two preceding years (2018-2019). Note that 2020 Impact Factor are reported in 2021; they cannot be calculated until all of the 2020 publications have been processed by the indexing agency. New journals, which are indexed from their first published issue, will receive an impact factor after two years of indexing; in this case, the citations to the year prior to Volume 1, and the number of articles published in the year prior to Volume 1, are known zero values. Journals that are indexed starting with a volume other than the first volume will not get an impact factor until they have been indexed for three years. Occasionally, Journal Citation Reports assigns an impact factor to new journals with less than two years of indexing, based on partial citation data. The calculation always uses two complete and known years of item counts, but for new titles one of the known counts is zero. Annuals and other irregular publications sometimes publish no items in a particular year, affecting the count. The impact factor relates to a specific time period; it is possible to calculate it for any desired period. In addition to the 2-year Impact Factor, the 3-year Impact Factor, 4-year Impact Factor, 5-year Impact Factor, Real-Time Impact Factor can provide further insights and factors into the impact of Vegetos.

History

The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Impact factors are calculated yearly starting from 1975 for journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). ISI was acquired by Thomson Scientific & Healthcare in 1992, and became known as Thomson ISI. In 2018, Thomson ISI was sold to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. They founded a new corporation, Clarivate, which is now the publisher of the JCR.

Use

The impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field. The Web of Science indexes more than 11,500 science and social science journals. Journal impact factors are often used to evaluate the merit of individual articles and individual researchers. This use of impact factors was summarised by Hoeffel:

Impact Factor is not a perfect tool to measure the quality of articles but there is nothing better and it has the advantage of already being in existence and is, therefore, a good technique for scientific evaluation. Experience has shown that in each specialty the best journals are those in which it is most difficult to have an article accepted, and these are the journals that have a high impact factor. Most of these journals existed long before the impact factor was devised. The use of impact factor as a measure of quality is widespread because it fits well with the opinion we have in each field of the best journals in our specialty....In conclusion, prestigious journals publish papers of high level. Therefore, their impact factor is high, and not the contrary.

Eugene Garfield

In brief, Impact factors may be used by:
  • Authors to decide where to submit an article for publication.
  • Libraries to make collection development decisions
  • Academic departments to assess academic productivity
  • Academic departments to make decisions on promotion and tenure.
As impact factors are a journal-level metric, rather than an article- or individual-level metric, this use is controversial. Garfield agrees with Hoeffel,but warns about the "misuse in evaluating individuals" because there is "a wide variation [of citations] from article to article within a single journal". Other things to consider about Impact Factors:
  • Many journals do not have an impact factor.
  • The impact factor cannot assess the quality of individual articles. Even if citations were evenly distributed among articles, the impact factor would only measure the interests of other researchers in an article, not its importance and usefulness.
  • Only research articles, technical notes and reviews are “citable” items. Editorials, letters, news items and meeting abstracts are “non-citable items”.
  • Only a small percentage of articles are highly cited and they are found in a small subset of journals. This small proportion accounts for a large percentage of citations.
  • Controversial papers, such as those based on fraudulent data, may be highly cited, distorting the impact factor of a journal.
  • Citation bias may exist. For example, English language resources may be favoured. Authors may cite their own work.
Moreover, informed and careful use of these impact data is essential, and should be based on a thorough understanding of the methodology used to generate impact factors. There are controversial aspects of using impact factors:
  • It is not clear whether the number of times a paper is cited measures its actual quality.
  • Some databases that calculate impact factors fail to incorporate publications including textbooks, handbooks and reference books.
  • Certain disciplines have low numbers of journals and usage. Therefore, one should only compare journals or researchers within the same discipline.
  • Review articles normally are cited more often and therefore can skew results.
  • Self-citing may also skew results.
  • Some resources used to calculate impact factors have inadequate international coverage.
  • Editorial policies can artificially inflate an impact factor.
Impact factors have often been used in advancement and tenure decision-making. Many recognize that this is a coarse tool for such important decisions, and that a multitude of factors should be taken into account in these deliberations. When considering the use of the impact factor (IF), keep these aspects in mind:
  • IF analysis is limited to citations from the journals indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Currently, the Web of Science indexes only 8621 journals across the full breadth of the sciences, and just 3121 in the social sciences.
  • A high IF/citation rate says nothing about the quality -- or even, validity -- of the references being cited. Notorious or even retracted articles often attract a lot of attention, hence a high number of citations. The notority related to the first publication on "cold fusion" is one such example.
  • Journals that publish more "review articles" are often found near the top of the rankings. While not known for publishing new, creative findings, these individual articles tend to be heavily cited.
  • The IF measures the average number of citations to articles in the journal -- given this, a small number of highly-cited articles will skew the figure.
  • It takes several years for new journals to be added to the list of titles indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge, so these newer titles will be under-represented.
  • It's alleged that journal editors have learned to "game" the system, encouraging authors to cite their works previously published in the same journal.
Comparing Journals Across Disciplines? Not a good idea! Using Impact Factors within a given discipline should only be done with great care, as described above. Using impact factor data to compare journals across disciplines is even more problematic. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Disciplines where older literature is still referenced, such as Chemistry and Mathematics, offer challenges to the methodolgy since older citations (older than two years) are not used to calculate the impact factor for a given journal. (Five-year impact factor analysis, which can be calculated using the Journal Citation Index database, helps smooth out this problem only to some degree.)
  • Different disciplines have different practices regarding tendency to cite larger numbers of references. Higher overall citation rates will bump upward impact factor measurements.
  • Where it's common for large numbers of authors to collaborate on a single paper, such as in Physics, the tendency of authors to cite themselves (and in this case, more authors) will result in increased citation rates.

Pros and Cons of the Impact Factor

Pros:

  • A vetted, established metric for measuring journal impact within a discipline.
  • Designed to eliminate bias based on journal size and frequency.
Cons:
  • Individual articles makes an uneven contribution to overall Impact Factor.
  • Impact Factor does not account for certain things, things like context (postive or negative citaion) and intentionality (self-citation).
  • The metric is proprietary to and bound by the contents of the Thomson Reuters database.
  • Citations, on which the Impact Factor is based, count for less than 1% of an article's overall use.

Criticism

Numerous critiques have been made regarding the use of impact factors. A 2007 study noted that the most fundamental flaw is that impact factors present the mean of data that are not normally distributed, and suggested that it would be more appropriate to present the median of these data. There is also a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure of journal importance and the effect of policies that editors may adopt to boost their impact factor (perhaps to the detriment of readers and writers). Other criticism focuses on the effect of the impact factor on behavior of scholars, editors and other stakeholders. Others have made more general criticisms, arguing that emphasis on impact factor results from negative influence of neoliberal policies on academia claiming that what is needed is not just replacement of the impact factor with more sophisticated metrics for science publications but also discussion on the social value of research assessment and the growing precariousness of scientific careers in higher education.
Experts stress that there are limitations in using impact factors to evaluate a scholar's work. There are many reasons cited for not relying on impact factor alone to evaluate the output of a particular individual. Among these are the following:

  • A single factor is not sufficient for evaluating an author's work.
  • Journal values are meaningless unless compared within the same discipline. Impact factors vary among disciplines.
  • The impact factor was originally devised to show the impact of a specific journal, not a specific scholar. The quality and impact of the author's work may extend beyond the impact of a particular journal.
According to Jim Testa, a researcher for ThomsonReuters Scientific, the most widespread misuse of the Impact Factor is to evaluate the work of an individual author (instead of a journal). "To say that because a researcher is publishing in a certain journal, he or she is more influential or deserves more credit is not necessarily true. There are many other variables to consider." (interview 6/26/2008 in Thomson Reuters blog entry)

Vegetos
Journal Profile

About

Changing global scenario is posing threat to the mankind particularly because of loss of natural biodiversity, drastic climate change, progressive sterilization, continued loss of forest ecosystem and depleting natural water resources. Our next generation will be under great environmental, ecological, water and food stress if adequate measures are not taken by the scientific community and the political world. Sustainability in the maintenance of all natural resources including water, air, fruit and food crops, soil health are the major issues which shall be addressed through the Society for Plant Research and sufficient awareness shall be created through its official publication VEGETOS. Sustainable approach involving biodiversity, biotechnological practices, conservation technologies, rejuvenation of water resources through remediation and water harvesting can be helpful in shaping the future of this planet and will secure the health and longevity of our next generation.The Journal VEGETOS will cover all disciplines of Plant Sciences and Plant Biotechnology related to the welfare of mankind, climate, progressive agriculture, multiplication and conservation of medicinal plants, diverse aspects of environment and diversity on the planet earth. The journal will welcome review article on the issues of larger interest from the experts in related fields like nano medicines from medicinal plants, algae for food and food supplement etc. None

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ISSN
0970-4078
ISSN

The ISSN of Vegetos is 0970-4078 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

ISSN (Online)
-
ISSN (Online)

The ISSN (Online) of Vegetos is - . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

Publisher
Society for Plant Research, Department of Botany, Bareilly College
Publisher

Vegetos is published by Society for Plant Research, Department of Botany, Bareilly College .

Publication Frequency
-
Publication Frequency

Vegetos publishes reports - .

Coverage
2008 - Present
Coverage

The Publication History of Vegetos covers 2008 - Present .

Open Access
NO
Open Access

Vegetos is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publishers.

Publication Fee
Publication Fee

There is no publication fee for submiting manuscript to Vegetos. Vegetos is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles.

Language
-
Language

The language of Vegetos is - .

Country/Region
India
Country/Region

The publisher of Vegetos is Society for Plant Research, Department of Botany, Bareilly College , which locates in India .