Should editors influence journal impact factors?

  title={Should editors influence journal impact factors?},
  author={Frank-Thorsten Krell},
  journal={Learned Publishing},
The journal impact factor is widely used as a performance indicator for single authors (despite its unsuitably in this respect). Hence, authors are increasingly exercised if there is any sign that impact factors are being manipulated. Editors who ask authors to cite relevant papers from their own journal are accused of acting unethically. This is surprising because, besides publishers, authors are the primary beneficiaries of an increased impact factor of the journal in which they publish, and… CONTINUE READING