Saturday, August 18, 2012

Some articles on the uses and misuses of the "impact factor"

Collecting some articles and blog posts on impact factor uses and misuses.  Inspired by this blog post: Sick of Impact Factors | Reciprocal Space
  • Created a Mendeley Group on this topic

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for collecting these posts. I wrote one a couple of months ago over at Jabberwocky Ecology. It mostly focuses on what we should do if we actually want a decent journal level metric, though at the end I concur with several of the posts in the list that it's really time to just move on to paper level metrics anyway.

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  2. I listed a bunch of links at the bottoms of these posts:
    http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2008/11/28/why-does-impact-factor-persist/
    and
    http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2008/05/08/the-impact-factor-folly/

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  3. Another, on gaming of the IF: http://www.ams.org/notices/201103/rtx110300434p.pdf

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