Impact factor: certainly a factor, but just whom does it impact? Important lessons from another discipline

@article{Smoller2006ImpactFC,
  title={Impact factor: certainly a factor, but just whom does it impact? Important lessons from another discipline},
  author={Bruce R Smoller},
  journal={Journal of Cutaneous Pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33}
}
  • B. Smoller
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • History, Art
  • Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
In the second half of the eighteenth century, Mozart and Hadyn ruled the world of classical music. During their lifetimes, they wrote music that was enjoyed by all types of people in various stations of life and in all types of social settings. When music lovers attended concerts, they often heard pieces that had never before been performed. Certainly, not every new piece appealed to every listener, but audience appreciation translated into the patronage and commissions that were essential for… 

Response to Correspondence, “`Worshiping False Idols: The Impact Factor Dilemma': Correcting the Record”

I welcome the correspondence by James Pringle of Thomson Reuters regarding my recent editorial in the Journal of Child Neurology. However, it is disappointing that Pringle chose to use typical faulty

Predicting impact factor one year in advance

TLDR
Through weekly collection of citation data from the Web of Science® over the past 2 years, it is demonstrated that the evolution of IF can be tracked weekly over the course of a calendar year, enabling prediction of the next year's IF beginning at the middle of the previous year.

NHMRC REMOVES

  • Medicine
  • 2010
On the advice of Research Committee, NHMRC will no longer request Journal Impact Factors (JIF) as part of any applications for funding nor use these in peer review of individual applications. Journal

The impact of review articles

TLDR
The fact that many review articles are poorly cited raises concern about the harm that poor review articles can cause, first by making it more difficult to find the good reviews, and in the worst case by propagating scientific error through lack of critical appraisal of original research.

A true impact factor: N. Scott McNutt, MD

  • B. Smoller
  • Medicine
    Journal of cutaneous pathology
  • 2008
N. Scott McNutt has recently retired from his long‐standing position as a Professor in Pathology and Internal Medicine (Dermatology) at Weill Medical College at Cornell University. He leaves behind a

Reaction of Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica on the Current Trend of Impact Factor Measures

TLDR
Researchers are strongly recommended to avoid journals with low impact factors, which negatively affect the scientists working in small under-researched and nonlucrative fields such as logopedics and phoniatrics.

Bibliometrics, dermatology and contact dermatitis

TLDR
Overall, it can be seen that the rise of bibliometrics during the mid‐20th century and its subsequent application to dermatology has provided an interesting insight into the progression of research within the discipline.

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