Trends in the Usage of ISI Bibliometric Data : Uses , Abuses , and Implications

@inproceedings{Cameron2004TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the Usage of ISI Bibliometric Data : Uses , Abuses , and Implications},
  author={Brian D. Cameron},
  year={2004}
}
Librarians rely on the Institute for Scientific Information’s journal impact factor as a tool for selecting periodicals, primarily in scientific disciplines. A current trend is to use this data as a means for evaluating the performance of departments, institutions, and even researchers in academic institutions—a process that is now being tied to tenure and… CONTINUE READING