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The history and meaning of the journal impact factor.
IFIRST MENTIONED THE IDEA OF AN IMPACT FACTOR IN Science in 1955. With support from the National Institutes of Health, the experimental Genetics Citation Index was published, and that led to the 1961Expand
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Citation analysis as a tool in journal evaluation.
As a communications system, the network of journals that play a paramount role in the exchange of scientific and technical information is little understood. Periodically since 1927, when Gross andExpand
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Citation indexes for science; a new dimension in documentation through association of ideas.
  • E. Garfield
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Science
  • 1 October 2006
“The uncritical citation of disputed data by a writer, whether it be deliberate or not, is a serious matter. Of course, knowingly propagandizing unsubstantiated claims is particularly abhorrent, butExpand
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Journal impact factor: a brief review.
  • E. Garfield
  • Medicine
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 19 October 1999
At that time it did not occur to me that it would one day become the subject of widespread controversy. Like nuclear energy, the impact factor has become a mixed blessing. I expected that it would beExpand
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Citation indexing: its theory and application in science
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Citation indexing-its theory and application in science, technology, and humanities, مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و رسانی . Expand
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Citation indexes for science.
Eugene Garfield's article, " Citation indexes for science " [Science 122, 108 (1955)], is interesting beyond doubt. If we had in our library a citation index such as he proposes, I should use it toExpand
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Talking science
The Foreign Language Barrier: Problems in Scientific Communication.By J. A. Large. André Deutsch: 1983. Pp.196. £9.95.
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Citation indexes for science. A new dimension in documentation through association of ideas. 1955.
  • E. Garfield
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • International journal of epidemiology
  • 15 July 1955
‘The uncritical citation of disputed data by a writer, whether it be deliberate or not, is a serious matter. Of course, knowingly propagandizing unsubstantiated claims is particularly abhorrent, butExpand
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100 citation classics from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The 100 most-cited JAMA articles were identified using the 1955 through 1983 Science Citation Index of the Institute for Scientific Information. The most-cited article received 705 citations, whileExpand
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Is citation analysis a legitimate evaluation tool?
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A comprehensive discussion on the use of citation analysis to rate scientific performance and the controversy surrounding it. Expand
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