Integrated Impact Indicators (I3) compared with Impact Factors (IFs): An alternative research design with policy implications

  title={Integrated Impact Indicators (I3) compared with Impact Factors (IFs): An alternative research design with policy implications},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff and L. Bornmann},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
  • Loet Leydesdorff, L. Bornmann
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • In bibliometrics, the association of “impact” with central-tendency statistics is mistaken. Impacts add up, and citation curves therefore should be integrated instead of averaged. For example, the journals MIS Quarterly and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology differ by a factor of 2 in terms of their respective impact factors (IF), but the journal with the lower IF has the higher impact. Using percentile ranks (e.g., top-1%, top-10%, etc.), an Integrated… CONTINUE READING
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