Can you help? Issues in measuring journal and research impact in fashion

I am the Liaison Librarian for Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and am looking to do some investigation into research and journal impact as it relates to studies in fashion and textiles. I would love to hear from anyone in the US (or elsewhere) who may have undertaken their own projects or research in this area. Some of the specific areas of interest are:

• Journal impact and ranking – what criteria/measurements do fashion and textile researchers use to choose journals (or other avenues) in which to publish their research? We are interested in investigating alternatives to tools such as Scopus, SJR – SCImago Journal & Country Rank and Google Scholar metrics
• What quantitative or qualitative measures do researchers in fashion and textiles use to measure the impact of creative practice? Are there specific issues relating to fashion and textiles creative practice and the more traditional ways of measuring research impact?

My email address is and welcome any information or comments on these topics.

One thought on “Can you help? Issues in measuring journal and research impact in fashion

  1. Hello Michelle,

    This is not my area, but you might want to examine the following:

    King, Lindsay M., and Russell T. Clement. “Style And Substance: Fashion In Twenty-First-Century Research Libraries.” Art Documentation: Bulletin Of The Art Libraries Society Of North America 31.1 (2012): 93. Publisher Provided Full Text Searching File. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.
    (Lindsay might be able to provide a bit of direction for you.)

    Possibly: Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

    Do post a notice here when you’ve published you’re research. I’m sure we’ll all be interested. Good luck!

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