Understanding the limitations of the journal impact factor.

  title={Understanding the limitations of the journal impact factor.},
  author={Andrew P. Kurmis},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={85-A 12},
  • Andrew P. Kurmis
  • Published 2003 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
The impact factor, a simple mathematical formula reflecting the number of citations of a journal's material divided by the number of citable materials published by that same journal, has evolved to become one of the most influential tools in modern research and academia. The impact factor can be influenced and biased (intentionally or otherwise) by many factors. Extension of the impact factor to the assessment of journal quality or individual authors is inappropriate. Extension of the impact… CONTINUE READING

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