Impact factor: a valid measure of journal quality?

@article{Saha2003ImpactFA,
  title={Impact factor: a valid measure of journal quality?},
  author={Somnath Saha and Sanjay Saint and Dimitri Christakis},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={42-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Impact factor, an index based on the frequency with which a journal's articles are cited in scientific publications, is a putative marker of journal quality. However, empiric studies on impact factor's validity as an indicator of quality are lacking. The authors assessed the validity of impact factor as a measure of quality for general medical journals by testing its association with journal quality as rated by clinical practitioners and researchers. METHODS We surveyed physicians… CONTINUE READING
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