There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. To address this issue, a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals met during the Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Francisco, CA, on December 16, 2012. The group developed a set of recommendations, referred to as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. There are 5 clauses of the declaration that should be supported by signatory publishers.
1. Greatly reduce emphasis on the journal impact factor as a promotional tool, ideally by ceasing to promote the impact factor or by presenting the metric in the context of a variety of journal-based metrics (e.g., 5-year impact factor, EigenFactor, SCImago, h-index, editorial and publication times, etc.) that provide a richer view of journal performance.
How IJMESS Supports: The journal prefers to use metrics such as Google Scholar h-index, i 10-index, Scopus/SCImago h-index etc.
2. Make available a range of article-level metrics to encourage a shift toward assessment based on the scientific content of an article rather than publication metrics of the journal in which it was published.
How IJMESS Supports: For ready reference, Google Scholar Metrics have been linked with Journal Home page.
3. Encourage responsible authorship practices and the provision of information about the specific contributions of each author.
How IJMESS Supports: Only those researchers are allowed to get their names listed as "Author(s)" contributed significantly to the authorship guidelines as set by IJMESS and DORA. Authors should declare that there exists no conflict of interest, and all authors are agreed with manuscript submission to IJMESS. Authors must follow instructions to the authors, and all policies listed on IJMESS website.
4. Whether a journal is open-access or subscription-based, remove all reuse limitations on reference lists in research articles and make them available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.
How IJMESS Supports: IJMESS doesn't impose any reuse limitations on reference lists in research articles and make references available with published articles under CC BY-NC Licence.
5. Remove or reduce the constraints on the number of references in research articles, and, where appropriate, mandate the citation of primary literature in favor of reviews in order to give credit to the group(s) who first reported a finding.
How IJMESS Supports: IJMESS doesn't impose any limitations on reference lists in research articles. Authors are instructed to report references on fair bases, however, authors should report only related and most suitable references/citations to prepare literature reviews.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences signed the declaration on transparent editorial policies for academic journals. This declaration was issued by the participants of the meeting "IT Tools in Academic Publishing: Between Expectations and Challenges", Leiden University 5-6 July 2018, and is maintained by Radboud University, The Netherlands.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences is please to inform that the journal has joined Crossref. All the upcoming issues will be assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI) by Crossref. The DOI prefix for the journal is 10.32327/IJMESS. We hope IJMESS will enjoy greater online visibility now.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences is a prestigious international journal ranked by Chartered ABS, UK (Academic Journal Guide 2018 Edition) and Carhus Plus+, Spain. The journal is indexed/abstracted in The IET's Inspec, ERIH PLUS (NSD/ESF),
EBSCO Information Services, Ulrichsweb, Journal of Economic Literature, Open J-Gate etc. All published articles are permanently archived with EconStor (German National Library of Economics).
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences welcomes the invitation to partner with EBSCO Information Services. IJMESS has been selected to be included in EBSCO's databases. EBSCO is a leading producer and distributor of research databases for libraries and educational institutions worldwide. EBSCO's databases are available in 90% of the world's public, college and university libraries. EBSCO believes that content published by International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences will enhance their resources, and International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences will benefit from the increased visibility.
Titles in EBSCO databases are accessible at an article-level, most typically as the result of a keyword search, so a licensing agreement with EBSCO would not compromise our current distribution model, but rather provide us with an additional chance to promote readership and increase market share.
This is a motivational news for IJMESS Editors, Editorial Board Members and Reviewers that Chartered ABS, UK has evaluated International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and included the journal in Academic Journal Guide 2018 edition. Chartered ABS is considered as an authority in business community of UK and their Academic Journal Guide is widely accepted all over the world. Our Editors are thankful to ABS evaluation board to accept IJMESS for listing as recognized journal meeting scholarly standards.
This achievement will help IJMESS to grow further. We are committed to follow strict peer review and research ethics protocols to publish high quality research contributing to practice in management, economics and social sciences.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (IJMESS) is pleased to announce that the second International Conference on Medical and Health Informatics 2018 (ICMHI 2018) and first International Conference on Healthcare Service Management (ICHSM 2018) will be held in Tsukuba, Japan on June 8-10, 2018. IJMESS will publish special issue comprising full length articles after successfully passing peer review process. The special issue will be edited by IJMESS Associate Editor Prof. Dr. Hsin-Hung Wu.
We are happy to inform that articles accepted in ICMHI 2017 conference have been published in International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences December, 2017 and February, 2018 issues. The articles are fully peer reviewed and full length version. Both issues are edited by Prof. Dr. Hsin-Hung Wu who is a regular Associate Editor of IJMESS and served as Guest Editor for IJMESS special issues.
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences was accepted for coverage by The IET'S Inspec in 2013. Every new issue published by IJMESS has been indexed in Inspec. Inspec is a respected database covers literature in physics, electrical/electronic technology, computing, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.
The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) was developed by European Science Foundation (ESF) and currently managed by Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) and is a valuable resource to select journals publishing quality academic research in the areas of humanities and social sciences. ERIH PLUS is widely accepted across the Europe, and accepted in South Africa, Russia and other academically advanced countries. IJMESS was indexed in ERIH PLUS in 2015 as an open access journal according to Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD).