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The impact factor and taxonomy

  title={The impact factor and taxonomy},
  author={P. Venu and M. Sanjappa},
Citation as a tool for ‘evaluating’ scientific research was first proposed by Eugene Garfield in 1955. Science Citation Index (SCI) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters have become popular for easy accessibility and indicative applicability in quality evaluation and decision-making. However, there is some reservation on evaluation among scientists working in disadvantaged areas, such as taxonomy. In spite defences and protests and also precautions recommended by… Expand
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