But the best way to find out is probably just to google "Code4Lib
Journal" and see for yourself who is saying what about it. We're
librarians and information professionals, we know how to find this out
for ourselves, right? And probably shoudln't take the word of a
self-interested party like the Journal itself on the topic of whether
it's well respected in the field!
I wonder if our journal has it's citation's tracked by any of the
citation tracking services. We've now been around enough that we've been
cited enough times to theoretically start showing up in such things. But
I doubt the big commercial services track any web-only open-access
publications, do they? Maybe Google Scholar, or CiteSeerX, or
something? Would be an interesting thing to look at, and the results
could maybe be a Code4Lib Journal article. :)
I checked JCR (because I've made it so easy to do in my library
catalog!), and the Code4Lib Journal is not in JCR. Also don't see
anything in CiteSeerX. All our articles are in Google Scholar, but G.S.
doesn't report any citations for any of them. (I know some of our
articles HAVE been cited in scholarly journals, I've seen it).
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Some of the commentary on this issue's MARC article was "this should
be taught in library schools".
The fact that we are indexed in EBSCO (and elsewhere?) may be relevant
to those looking for quality 'metrics'.
I think a full description of our editorial process should allow
people to decide whether it's peer-reviewed enough for their tastes.
More than citations, though, I think the journal has a tremendous
practical impact. People actually read it and use the information they
get there. If you want to publish to communicate and not just to check
off some requirement, C4LJ is a great venue. The large number of
submissions we've gotten recently suggests that a lot of people would
like to be part of it.
Whether that will impress a tenure committee is another thing, though.