Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination

@article{Fassoulaki2002ImpactFB,
  title={Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination},
  author={Argyro Fassoulaki and Konstantinos Papilas and Adia Paraskeva and Konstantinos Patris},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2002},
  volume={46}
}
Background: The impact factor (IF), a qualitative parameter used to evaluate scientific journals, has several flaws. The aim of the study was to evaluate two of its important constraints, journal self‐citation and scientific field, and to investigate the potential for improvement. 
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