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The Scholarly Kitchen with more PLoS One flame bait
It's flame bait alright and I'm swallowing it hook, line and sinker, just as last time oneeye.png These guys over there just always manage to press all my buttons devilmad.png

So what's going on? The blog of the Association for Scholarly Publi...[more]
impact factor   scholarly kitchen   PLoS One   scientific publishing   
Posted on Tuesday 22 June 2010 - 14:50:22

Journal Impact Factors are silly and everybody knows it

I wasn't planning to write anything on Stephen Curry's latest piece on the negotiated, irreproducible and mathematically unsound Impact Factor sold by Thomson Reuters to gullible university administrators. I agree with m...[more]
impact factor   metrics   journals   science publishing   publishing   journal rank   
Posted on Tuesday 14 August 2012 - 11:36:21

Is a replacement for impact factors in research evaluation on the way?
The discussion at our ScienceOnline09 session "Reputation, authority and incentives. Or: How to get rid of the Impact Factor" had already hinted that people were generally very interested in a service which could eventua...[more]
impact factor   research assessment   OpenID   identifier   
Posted on Friday 23 January 2009 - 17:31:45

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

The impact of decimals
Just yesterday I explained to the auditorium at the Robert Koch-Institut, what is wrong with scholarly publishing today. This morning, catching up with reading, I found this nice little letter to the editor of Nature:...[more]
impact factor   decimals   nature   publishing   
Posted on Friday 09 October 2009 - 08:37:50

How to increase your Impact Factor by 40%

In what might become a review article, I've recently been collecting published data about Thomson Reuters' Impact Factor (IF)´╗┐. So far, this data suggests that the IF predicts retractions better than it predicts citation...[more]
impact factor   current biology   publishing   citations   
Posted on Tuesday 03 January 2012 - 19:17:42

When even Impact Factors don't help any more
"Excellence Programs" are all the rage right now, especially here in Germany. In a widely publicized nationwide competition, our university (the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin) was awarded the title "Excellence University" - o...[more]
Impact Factor   Cell   Neuron   journals   publishing   
Posted on Friday 30 October 2009 - 10:28:33

NPG impact factor spam

In my spam folder this morning I found an email from Nature Publishing Group (NPG) that made me seriously doubt my previous assessment of NPG as possessing a "...[more]
impact factor   Nature   NPG   publishing   
Posted on Thursday 16 February 2012 - 09:31:52

Limiting the impact of the impact factor
Jeremy Green from King's College London writes in this week's issue of Science, in response to Kai Simons' editorial:
K. Simons's Editorial "The misused impact factor" (10 October, p. 165) reminded me of the Tolstoy stor...[more]
impact factor   Thomson   
Posted on Friday 05 December 2008 - 16:21:51

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