Bibliometrics and social work: a two-edged sword can still be a blunt instrument.

@article{Ligon2005BibliometricsAS,
  title={Bibliometrics and social work: a two-edged sword can still be a blunt instrument.},
  author={Jan Ligon and Bruce A. Thyer},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 3-4},
  pages={123-8}
}
In order to improve the productivity and impact of social work scholarship, the profession must look beyond bibliometrics to other issues that must be considered. These include the lag time between acceptance and publication of articles, the quality of peer review experienced by social work authors, and the overabundance of journals being published in social work.