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Ethics, Research and Publishing: Impact Factors

News on Impact Factors

Using ORCID, DOI, and Other Open Identifiers in Research Evaluation - Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics - 4 October 2018

The relative citation ratio: what is it and why should medical librarians care? - Journal of the Medical Library Association - October 2018 

Tipping the Scales: Is Impact Factor Suppression Biased Against Small Fields? - The Scholarly Kitchen - 8 October 2018 

Measuring research impact: a large cancer research funding programme in Australia - Health Research Policy and Systems - 9 May 2018

Measuring research impact in medical research institutes: a qualitative study of the attitudes and opinions of Australian medical research institutes towards research impact assessment frameworks - Health Research Policy and Systems - 16 March 2018

Impact Factors, Reads and Real Values - BioEssays - 13 February 2018

Developing a Journal's Influence Without Impact Factor Madness: Quality in Shape - Bioessays - 11 January 2018

Prevalence of Disclosed Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research and Associations With Journal Impact Factors and Altmetric Scores - JAMA - January 2018

The fox guarding the henhouse? Or, why we don’t need another citation-based journal quality index [critique of CiteScore] - In the Open - 13 December 2016

Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival. Elsevier’s CiteScore uses a larger database - and provides different results for the quality of journals - Nature News - 8 December 2016

New metrics will make journal assessment more complete and transparent - Elsevier - 8 December 2016