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Why is the Impact Factor still around?
Much has been written about the Impact Factor, a bibliographic measure originally developed in the 1960s by Eugene Garfield as a tool to rank scholarly journals according to their mean citation rate and now published eve...[more]
impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   bibliometrics   
Posted on Friday 20 February 2009 - 15:38:36

Nature: impact factor in China

I just commented on a letter to the journal Nature on the use of Thomson Reuter's impact factor in China. Given the moderation of comments at Nature, I think I better post a copy of the letter and my comment here as well...[more]
impact factor   publishing   china   
Posted on Thursday 22 September 2011 - 10:11:10

Moderating the post-IF session at ScienceOnline'09
I feel very flattered. Just because of some blog rants about the inappropriateness of impact factors (IF), Bora Zivkovic has asked me to moderate the session on the post-IF world at ScienceOnline'09
Seriously, though, I ...[more]
ScienceOnline   impact factor   
Posted on Friday 10 October 2008 - 15:11:43

Thomson Scientific (ISI) flunks scientific test. Twice.
I just came across an article in the Journal of Cell Biology (of all places) which could be the first solid nail in the coffin of that dreaded, vile impact factor.

What is the impact factor?

For the uninitiated, the impac...[more]
Thomson Scientific   impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Thursday 20 December 2007 - 10:21:58

Science editorial on the misuse of the IF
This Science editorial by Kai Simons is worthy of quoting in full (for those of you who cannot get behind the paywall):...[more]
Science   impact factor   
Posted on Friday 10 October 2008 - 18:51:58

Australian research council phases out impact factors
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's premiere funding agency for medical research and is no longer using Thomson Reuter's Impact Factors to evaluate individual grant applications or res...[more]
Thomson Reuters   impact factor   bibliometrics   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Tuesday 06 April 2010 - 12:48:11

Thomson Scientific fights back
In the wake of the hard-hitting article by Rockefeller University Press editors in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), in which they describe how Thomson's ubiquitous impact factor twice flunked a scientific test, ...[more]
Thomson Scientific   impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   ScImage   journal ranking   butler   
Posted on Thursday 03 January 2008 - 18:34:56

Yet more trouble for the impact factor
After January's double whammie for Thomson Scientific and its coveted impact factor (here and here), my favorite journal, PLoS ONE has now published a paper which spells even more trouble for the company. The authors co...[more]
Thomson Scientific   impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Wednesday 05 March 2008 - 20:38:33

BIF: bibliographic impact factor or brain irritability factor?
The journal "Epidemiology" has a series of great articles on why we need to get rid of Thomson Scientific's Impact Factor. I've reported about this ridiculously influencial number before and how irrational, stupid and de...[more]
Thomson Scientific   impact factor   citation statistics   citation metrics   journal ranking   
Posted on Friday 09 May 2008 - 10:30:34

Retractions correlate better with 'Impact Factor' than citations

ResearchBlogging.org
Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor (IF) is supposed to provide a measure for how often the average publication in a scientific journal is cited and thus a quantitative basis for ranking journals. However, there are (at least...[more]
citations   impact factor   retractions   bibliometrics   misconduct   fraud   
Posted on Thursday 18 August 2011 - 09:59:22

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