What IF? Does Impact Factor Really Matter?

  title={What IF? Does Impact Factor Really Matter?},
  author={K A Roth},
  journal={Journal of Histochemistry \& Cytochemistry},
  pages={313 - 314}
  • K. Roth
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry

The impact of review articles

The fact that many review articles are poorly cited raises concern about the harm that poor review articles can cause, first by making it more difficult to find the good reviews, and in the worst case by propagating scientific error through lack of critical appraisal of original research.



Editorial: Journal has undergone a "renaissance".

  • J. Crawford
  • Medicine, Biology
    Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology
  • 2007

Double immunofluorescent staining using two unconjugated primary antisera raised in the same species.

  • K. ShindlerK. Roth
  • Biology
    The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society
  • 1996
The high sensitivity of tyramide signal amplification is taken advantage of to develop a protocol that permits simultaneous detection of two antibodies raised in the same species and offers a simple procedure for simultaneously detecting two antigens when antibodies from only a single species are available.

Neural precursor cell apoptosis and glial tumorigenesis following transplacental ethyl-nitrosourea exposure

Results suggest that intrauterine exposure of NPCs to certain DNA damaging agents may synergistically interact with specific genetic abnormalities (e.g. p53 deficiency) to produce glial neoplasms in the adult brain.

The history and meaning of the journal impact factor.

The journal impact factor was created to help select additional source journals and is based on the number of citations in the current year to items published in the previous 2 years, which allows for the inclusion of many small but influential journals.