Talk:Studia Socjologiczne

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Not in SSCI as of 2013?[edit]

I've been checking the SSCI database, which seems to be updated to 2013, and Studia Socjologiczne doesn't seem to be listed in it? Can journals be removed from an index? Can anyone comment? @Randykitty:. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:33, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

  • I just checked, it is listed in the 2012 JCR, but not in the 2013 edition. Journals do get delisted for several possible reasons. The most common ones are citation manipulation (see the JCR "Notices" - I cannot link to that directly, but if you have access, the link is on the "welcome" page), leading to a suspension of listings and, if repeated, sometimes to delisting. Another reason is if a journal for many years in a row is poorly cited. I'm not sure what happened with Studia. Strangely enough, it is not listed in the list of journal coverage changes, but if it was delisted more than 12 months ago, it would not be in that list. The TR master journal list does not list Studia any more, so it is not in any TR database any more. My guess (but nothing more than that), based on the low 2012 IF, is that the journal was delisted because of the low levels of interest it was generating (i.e., very low citation rates; I did not take the time to check previous years to see how structural this was). In any case, notability is not temporary. The journal was at some point indexed, so it was and remains notable. --Randykitty (talk) 10:10, 9 March 2015 (UTC)