Hierarchy of Credibility

Hierarchy of credibility: Journals Conferences Academic books Manufacturer’s white papers & internally published papers Wikipedia/Webpodia Web blogs Manufacturer’s white papers may not be considered as credible as journals or conference papers as there will be a degree of bias toward their own service or product. The white paper will also likely not have gone through the same level of review, […]


Academic conference papers and presentations represent current position – point research has reached. Not usually completed work but tentative conclusions are drawn based on results obtained so far, Level of review not necessarily as high as journal.