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What are quartile ranking and which one do I choose for my application in RADIS?

Quartile ranking only from ISI web of knowldge/ISI Web of Science any ranking scheme from Scopus is not acceptable.

Journal Citation Ranking and Quartile Scores

Based on Impact Factor (IF) data, the Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters (see also here) provides yearly rankings of science and social science journals, in the subject categories relevant for the journal (in fact, there may be more than one).

Quartile rankings are therefore derived for each journal in each of its subject categories according to which quartile of the IF distribution the journal occupies for that subject category. Q1 denotes the top 25% of the IF distribution, Q2 for middle-high position (between top 50% and top 25%), Q3 middle-low position (top 75% to top 50%), and Q4 the lowest position (bottom 25% of the IF distribution). For example, the 2009 Impact Factor for the ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SENSOR NETWORKS is 1.938. Thus, the journal ranks 32-nd (out of 116 journals, Q2 quartile) in the subject category COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, while it ranks 11-th (out of 76 journals, Q1 quartile) in the subject category TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Unfortunately, papers cannot be easily associated to a single ISI subject category (at least, not always), and one has therefore to consider the full range of quartile rankings of the journal. Following this line, a quartile score (indeed, a discrete distribution) is associated to any paper published in IF-ranked journals by uniformly distributing a unitary mass over the quartile rankings of the journal in which the paper was published (for that year). So, for example, papers published in 2009 in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS are given a quartile score of [Q1=1, Q2=0, Q3=0, Q4=0], since in the (unique) subject category ROBOTICS the journal ranks 2-nd out of 16 journals. On the other hand, a paper published in 2008 in COMPUTER METHODS AND PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICINE would be given a quartile score of [Q1=0, Q2=1/2, Q3=1/4, Q4=1/4], since the journal ranks 41-st out of 94 journals (Q2) in COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS, 35-th out of 84 (Q2), in COMPUTER SCIENCE, THEORY & METHODS, 40-th out of 52 (Q4) in ENGINEERING, BIOMEDICAL, and 14-th out of 20 journals (Q3) in MEDICAL INFORMATICS.

How do I submit my paper for verification, or for publication in RADIS?  Is there a template available for my specific publication?

Visit the RADIS manual, which provides general guidelines regarding the submission of text and graphics, as well as templates, and instructions on how to submit publication materials. Most of the information is in the form of a convenient, downloadable PDF file.


I have a paper I would like to submit for publication, but I don’t know which publication category is appropriate. Can you help?

Index paper – Publication that indexed, listed and published in Scopus, Web of Science and ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia ) includes Proceedings and conference paper.

Non-Index – Publication (Article) that listed and published in any journal

Others Publication – Others publication than above category


Would you please send me an author verification manual?

Visit this Author verification manual


What are the acceptable formats for submitting graphics for my published paper and proof of publication?

Acceptable format in submitting attachment in RADIS will be in pdf. Format


What form will my verification copy take? Will it be e-mailed to me?

Every action made in RADIS will be emailed to the corresponding author or to the UTM First Author of the publication/published paper.


May I have an update as to the status of my submitted paper in RADIS?

Every update can be seen and update in the Publication–> list of action


incentive claims–> List of action


What are the acceptable formats for submitting graphics for my UTMFin incentive claim in claim details?

Please refer RADIS manual, page 29 on how to do incentive claim

When will my application for incentive be available for my review?

It will be available after the application of publication has been verified and it appears in incentive claim –list of action as the paper that eligible to claim.

When will I receive my incentive payment and how?

The incentive will be received within 2 week (Working day) after the status remarks as Approved send to Bendahari.

How if my publication still not indexed and published yet?

It can be input in RADIS and going to be checked for their journal acceptance and credibility such as their incoming volume, issues and pages. The publication will be verified for ELPPT but with status waiting for indexing either in Scopus or Web of Science.

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