Impact Factor: myths and realities.

  • Lee F. Rogers
  • Published 2003 in Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Abstract

The Impact Factor was originally devised as an index of the quality of scientific journals and has since obtained mythical proportions. Authors select journals to which they submit their work on the basis of that journal's Impact Factor. Medical school deans and administrators have adopted the Impact Factor as a means of judging the quality of the academic… (More)

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