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Measuring Research Impact and Quality and Predatory Publishing: Conclusion


  1. Once you have performed a search on your topic in a database from the library's webpage, verify the Impact Factor for that Journal whether a Q1 or Q2.
  2. Has the article been cited?
  3. Check credentials of the author. It is usually listed under the authors name, as belonging to University X, or Y.
  4. Then comes the actual text of the article, is the body of the text arranged by Title, Authors and Affiliation, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Literature Cited, which parallel the experimental process.
  5. Does the work reflect the abstract? Is the experimental design scientific enough to be reproducible?


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