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Are the Editors Responsible for Our Obsession with the Impact Factor?
TLDR
It is important to analyze the responsibility of journals’ editors in the possible misuse of the IF, and the IF emerges as a “unifying parameter” that applies equally to all research groups, regardless of their line of work. Expand
The impact factor: implications for research policy, editorial rules and scholarly reputation.
TLDR
Most breakthroughs are revolutionary, and involve a change in a given paradigm, usually being made by unorthodox scientists, whose scholarly reputation may be questioned by the establishment, and who may often be excluded as a result of the current system of highly productive research. Expand