Ranking of Journals as per HEC-Journal Prestige Management System


 Interactive Learning Session by NUMS

Ranking of Journals as per HEC-Journal 
Prestige Management System

RAWALPINDI: National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) organized an interactive learning session onRanking of Medicine Journals as per HEC-Journal Prestige Management System (JPMS)” for the top leadership of research and academia under HEC nominated advisor Dr. Muddassar Farooq, Professor & Chief of Innovation, NUST College of E&ME at the Library Conference Room of AM College (NUMS) on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018. The session was chaired by NUMS Pro-VC, Maj Gen [Retd] Professor Muhammad Aslam and Maj Gen Syed Raza Jaffar. It was attended by NUMS Dean (Research & Academics), Dir (ORIC), Dir (Research), Dir (Academics), Dir (QA & QEC), team of “Life & Science” journal and the Dean, Editorial Members of PAFMJ and Faculty/ PG Trainees of AM College.

Maj. Gen.(Retd.) Prof. M. Aslam Pro VC NUMS along with Maj Gen Syed Raza Jaffar
presenting a memento to Dr. Muddassar Farooq after the interactive session on Journal
Ranking system as per HEC-Journal Prestige Management System (JPMS) held recently.

While appraising the members of the session, Professor Muddassar Farooq, told that a top-level steering committee was established by HEC, to devise a multi-metric system to measure the prestige of a journal. The system is named Journal Prestige Measurement System (JPMS). It is the collection of authentic research journals ranked in scheduled categories on the basis of different ranking parameter and is based on propriety algorithm designed with the objective of promoting quality in research across various disciplines.

A Journal is eligible to be considered for ranking in JPMS if and only if it: (1) is indexed by Thomson Web of Science or an index (including Scopus) that is recognized by HEC from time to time; and (2) has been assigned an Impact Factor by the indexing agency. JPMS includes all the subject areas and subcategories according to Joint Academic Classification of Subjects (JACS)

 Dependable prestige measurement criteria will serve four purposes: 

  1. to create such a “recognition and reward ecosystem” where “high quality research” is rewarded and promoted;
  2. to help HEC, funding agencies and Policy makers to objectively evaluate the prestige of a journal, in a given subject area, and make informed decisions about the prestige of journals where faculty members typically publish;
  3. to recognize, with high degree of accuracy within the community of researchers, those researchers who aim for the prestigious journals because they are doing world class research;
  4. finally, it shall act as a policy instrument to distinguish “quality-centric researchers” from the herd

The main focus of this session was to educate the researchers of this new system that measure the quality of journal on six international published metrics (Eigen Factor, Article Influence, Scimago Journal Rank, H- Index, and Cites per Doc) instead of just one impact factor. Moreover, these six prestige global factors are inculcated in order to sharing equal weight in the JPMS scheme to negate any bias and transparency is maintained by sharing raw and the percentile score of parameters used for ranking calculation.

On behalf of NUMS the chair, thanked Professor Muddassar Farooq for this academic endeavor and extend support for this project. The JPMS is available @ http://jpms.alfoze.com (PR)

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