Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination

  title={Impact factor bias and proposed adjustments for its determination},
  author={A. Fassoulaki and K. Papilas and A. Paraskeva and K. Patris},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
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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