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literature from the Republic of Macedonia. Maced J Med Sci. 2009;2:107-114. Spiroski M. Macedonian biomedical scientists are not adequately represented in BiomedExperts database. Maced J Med Sci. 2008; 1(1):13-17. Falagas ME, Kouranos VD, Arencibia-Jorge R, Karageorgopoulos DE. Comparison of SCImago journal rank indicator with journal impact factor. FASEB J. 2008;22(8):2623-8. doi:10.1096/fj.08-107938 PMID:18408168. SCImago. SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank. 2007. Retrieved April 04, 2010, from Hirsch JE. An index to quantify and individual

177 CHAPTER 3. ACCOUNTING JOURNALS IN SCIMAGO The SCImago Journal and Country Rank is a public portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database (SJR – About Us, n.d.). It ranks journals by citation level, global prestige, year, and 239 countries. As Scopus, the Web of Science was investigated before (Harzing and Alakangas, 2016; Merigó and Yang, 2017) and by us in the previous two chapters, to achieve the comprehensiveness, next step is chosen the SCImago database. It

References 1. Bornmann L, de Moya-Anegón F, Leydesdorff L. The new excellence indicator in the World Report of the SCImago Institutions Rankings 2011. arXiv preprint arXiv. 2011; 1110.2305. 2. Kianifar H, Sadeghi R, Zarifmahmoudi L. Comparison Between Impact Factor, Eigenfactor Metrics, and SCimago Journal Rank Indicator of Pediatric Neurology Journals. Acta Inform Med. 2014; 22(2): 103-6. 3. Garfield E. Which medical journals have the greatest impact? Ann Intern Med. 1986; 105(2): 313-20. 4. European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Statement on


Papers on medical subjects have been published since the first issue of the journal Prilozi in 1969, totalling a number of of 957 (nine hundred and fifty seven) papers have been published in Prilozi. Two hundred and twenty nine cover subjects on natural sciences and mathematics, and 728 (seven hundred and twenty eight) subjects on medical sciences. So far, 2017 No. XXXVIII-2, 622 (six hundred and twenty two) papers published in Prilozi are in Pubmed. Prilozi is published three times a year and it is covered by the following services: Baidu Scholar, Case, Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, Elsevier – SCOPUS, Google Scholar, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders), Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), Publons, PubMed, ReadCube, ResearchGate, SCImago (SJR), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDNet, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb WanFang Data, WorldCat (OCLC).


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References 1. De Gruyter Open. Available at: Accessed: Oct 15, 2014 2. CrossCheck powered by i Thenticate. Available at: Accessed: Oct 15, 2014 3. Thomson Reuters/Journal Citation Reprts. Available at: Accessed: Oct 20, 2014 4. SCImago. (2007). SJR - SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Available at: Accessed: Oct 20, 2014


Even in as small a country as R. Macedonia with limited resources allocated for science, there are many journals trying to establish good editorial practices and policies in publishing the scientific work achieved. Among the currently existing medical journals Macedonian Medical Review (MMR), ISSN 0025-1097, deserves to be elaborated as the oldest journal with continuous publication since its first appearance as the journal of the Macedonian Medical Association (MMA). Since its first issue, published in 1946, there has been an opus of some 4500 peer-reviewed published papers in more than 210 issues and some 80 supplements from various congresses and meetings. In this regard, great respect should be paid not only to the editorial boards, but also to the collaborators who have contributed to its successful continuity in all previous years.

In line with the needs for further development of the journal and possibilities for access to world databases, the Editorial Board of MMR has made every effort to improve and modernize its work as well as the technical quality of the journal. Hence, MMA has signed a contract with De Gruyter Open as leading publisher of Open Access academic content for further improvement and promotion of the journal and facilitation of the Medline application, so we do hope for the further success of the journal.

BANTAO Journal is published on behalf of the Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO), ISSN 1312-2517. The first issue was published in 2003, ten years after BANTAO was born. Its appearance was an extremely important event in the existence of BANTAO. The first official editor of the journal was Dimitar Nenov, Varna (2003-2005), followed by Ali Basci (Izmir, Turkey) and Goce Spasovski (Skopje, Macedonia) as editor-in-chief since 2009. Over the years, the Journal has been included in the EBSCO, DOAJ and SCOPUS/SCIMAGO databases.

The journal is published biannually. Until now, 345 papers have been published in the past 11 years, in 21 regular issues and 3 supplements. It may be said that the journal is the “glue” between the nephrologists from the Balkan cities, reflecting the high quality research and scientific potential of Balkan nephrologists. The entire process of submitting and reviewing the manuscripts is electronically done and after their acceptance they are freely available (open access journal) on the website of the association and the journal:

In this regard, the current President of BANTAO has already signed a contract with De Gruyter Open as leading publisher of Open Access academic content for further improvement and promotion of the journal and Medline application for the further success of the journal.


In recent years, there has been a significant increase in interest in publishing articles in journals recorded by global databases, in particular the Web of Science ™ Core Collection, which indexes journals found in the Journal Citation Reports. The publication of results in these journals has a significant impact on the assessment of the achievements of researchers and scientific institutions.

Our study focused on the bibliometric analysis of two journals published by the Forest Research Institute: Forest Research Papers (Leśne Prace Badawcze) and Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry. The results of these analyses were used to develop theoretical indices for the editorial boards of these journals in terms of requirements for including both periodicals in the Journal Citation Reports.

The analysis covered the volumes published in 2000–2015 and the publication activity of the journals was evaluated on the basis of the numbers of articles, references, authors and journal citations. Bibliometric indicators such as the predicted Impact Factor, the Hirsch index, the Scimago Journal Rank and the Index Copernicus Value were used to evaluate the rank of the journals within the databases.

In the examined period, 65 volumes of Forest Research Papers were published, with an average of 31 articles per year containing about 14,000 references and almost 900 contributing authors. During the same time frame, 30 volumes of Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry were published, with an average of 14 articles per year. These articles included approximately 5,000 references and 600 authors. An increase in the bibliometric indicators for both journals was observed with the Impact Factor predicted to rise to 0.192 (Forest Research Papers) and 0.178 (Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A – Forestry).

In order for the two examined journals to be included in the Journal Citation Reports the following requirements need to be met: (1) an increased number of articles published by authors with significant international authority in their field, (2) a greater number of researchers, especially from developed countries, in advisory boards, (3) more articles published in individual volumes to reach higher citation numbers in databases, and (4) promotion of the most cited articles.

16 Acronyms AIF Author Impact Factor DORA Declaration on Research Assessment IF Impact Factor IK Indigenous Knowledge JIF Journal Impact Factor NIF Normalized Impact Factor TCI Total Citation Impact MDGs Millennium Development Goals SJR SCImago Journal Rank THE Times Higher Education WAI Weighted Author Impact WIR Weighted Impact Ratio