The top-ten in journal impact factor manipulation

  title={The top-ten in journal impact factor manipulation},
  author={Matthew E. Falagas and Vangelis G. Alexiou},
  journal={Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis},
  • M. Falagas, V. Alexiou
  • Published 29 July 2008
  • Economics
  • Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
A considerable part of the scientific community is, at least to some degree, involved in the “impact factor game” Editors strive to increase their journals — impact factor (IF) in order to gain influence in the fields of basic and applied research and scientists seek to profit from the “added value” of publishing in top IF journals. In this article we point out the most common “tricks” of engineering and manipulating the IF undertaken by a portion of professionals of the scientific publishing… 
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