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    At the Rizzoli Institute we use a normalised impact factor, that
    divide the actual IF of the journal by the highest IF of the
    disciplinary journal cluster, as defined by ISI.

    Actually the story is a bit more complex, and it involves percentiles,
    but the essence is this one.

    Marco


    Il giorno 2 Mar 2010, alle ore 22:04, Jim Martin ha scritto:

    > Hello All:
    >
    > Like many of you, I am housed within a department that includes
    > faculty members in various disciplines. Our faculty member include
    > those in basic physiology and biomechanics as well as pedagogy and
    > sports psychology. When the time comes to rank faculty productivity,
    > our department chair takes a very open minded approach and counts a
    > publication in a peer reviewed journal appropriate to the discipline
    > the same for all disciplines. That means that a paper in Journal of
    > Biomechanics is (in this scenario) equivalent to a paper in a
    > physical education journal, even though the later may have no
    > measurable impact factor.
    > So now to my question: Those of you who are faculty in departments
    > with diverse faculty focus areas, can you tell me how your
    > administration handles the differences in disciplines with respect
    > to performance evaluation of scholarly productivity?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Jim
    >
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